November 29, 2007, SFU Vancouver



It is well recognized that globally we will need aquaculture in the future as the pressures increase to provide food for the burgeoning world population, and particularly fish protein. Wild fisheries, as currently exploited, will not be able to meet these needs.


This dialogue-based workshop examined and suggested innovative ways for the BC salmon aquaculture industry to move forward in a sustainable fashion, with minimal impacts on the existing wild salmon stocks and coastal ecosystems.

The British Columbia Legislative Special Committee on Sustainable
Aquaculture addressed some of the concerns raised throughout British
Columbia with respect to the development of the salmon aquaculture
industry and made a number of recommendations in their final report
(May 2007, www.leg.bc.ca/CMT/38thparl/session-3/aquaculture/index.

This workshop focused on recommendations for closed containment,
best practices for net cage farming, pest management, fallowing and
siting. In addition, participants examined the concept of coastal zoning
and how this might be used to reduce the stress on wild stocks and
coastal ecosystems.

Associated Resources

Edited Proceedings

On-Site Program

Speaker Slides

Coastal development and planning with focus on aquaculture - Region of Hordaland
Inge Doskeland, Hordaland Council

What we do...A Loch Duart Perspective
Nick Joy, MD, Loch Duart

Integrated Pest Management of Sea Lice in Salmon Aquaculture
Myron Roth, Aquaculture Development Branch, BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands

Management of salmon farming, pretection and use of the coastal zone in Iceland
Sigurdur Gudjonsson, Institute of Freshwater Fisheries, Iceland

New Approaches to Managing Pests and Wild-Farmed Salmonid Interactions
Sunil Kadri, Aquaculture Innovation, Scotland

Life Cycle Assessment of Closed Containment Salmon Aquaculture
Peter Tyedmers and Nathan Ayer, School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax