Concerns about the environment led to the growing of salmon on land in the far northern of Vancouver
Irish Times, 26 May 2014
By Derek Evans
CONSUMERS concerned about sustainable seafood now have an option for Atlantic land-raised salmon from Kuterra farm on northern Vancouver Island, Canada. The farm is owned by the Namgis First Nation and was founded in response to concerns about wild salmon and the marine environment.
The salmon’s first retailer is Safeway-Sobeys in British Columbia and Alberta. They are grown without pesticides or antibiotics. Optimal growth conditions mean the fish grow to market size in half the time of conventional ocean-grown salmon and with 30 per cent less feed.
“With the start of retail sales, Kuterra is a step closer to achieving its goal of proving the economic viability of growing Atlantic salmon on land,” says communications director Jo Mrozewski.