Sablefish - Linda Hiemstra

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Sablefish - Linda Hiemstra

  1. 1. National Aboriginal Fisheries Forum IISeize the Economic Opportunities
  2. 2. Sablefish CanadaHatchery, Salt Spring Island Center Cove Farm, Kyuquot Sound Sablefish Canada Inc 2
  3. 3. Sablefish Farming – Sablefish are not Atlantic Salmon Sablefish Atlantic SalmonNatural to British Columbia YES NOSea Lice NO YESKilled by plankton blooms NO YESGrow poorly in warm water NO YES Sablefish naturally grow well in British Columbia Sablefish Canada Inc 3
  4. 4. Sablefish Production - Hatchery Sablefish Canada Inc 4
  5. 5. Sablefish Production - Growout to Harvest Sablefish Canada Inc 5
  6. 6. Kyuquot Sound Farm Sites • Centre Cove • Charlies Place • HoHoae • Markale Sablefish Canada Inc 6
  7. 7. Sablefish Markets• Fresh sablefish markets in Asia (60%) and North America (40%)• High value product from a pristine environment Sablefish Canada Inc 7
  8. 8. Collaborative Partnership Agreement with Ka:yu:kth/Che:k:tles7eth First Nation1. Financial benefits for both partners2. Building capacity within community3. Economic development with existing natural resources4. Shared responsibility for environment management Sablefish Canada Inc 8
  9. 9. 1. Financial BenefitLong term partnership – planning for future success Sablefish Canada Inc 9
  10. 10. 2. Building CapacitySablefish Canada and Ka:yu:kth/Che:k:tles7eth First Nation Sablefish Canada Inc 10
  11. 11. Training Sablefish Canada Inc 11
  12. 12. Employment Sablefish Canada Inc 12
  13. 13. Community Involvement• Sablefish Canada Inc 13
  14. 14. 2. Economic Development - Existing Resources • Marketing products through Sablefish Canada’s world wide distribution network Halibut Ling cod Rockfish Salmon Sablefish Canada Inc 14
  15. 15. Economic Development – High Value Aquaculture Businesses• Developing high value aquaculture businesses in Kyuquot Sound – Sablefish, Red urchin, Mussels Sablefish Canada Inc 15
  16. 16. 3. Co-management of EnvironmentEnvironmental Committee manages the use of Kyuquot Sound Sablefish Canada Inc 16
  17. 17. Transparent Farming Practises• Sablefish farming does not use net treatments or pesticides• Underwater cameras monitor feeding to ensure all food is eaten• Under the pens are monitored to ensure no impacts to surrounding area• Information on all farming practises is available Sablefish Canada Inc 17
  18. 18. Keeping Sablefish Healthy• Young sablefish are vaccinated to develop immunity to diseases• Vaccinated fish need less antibiotics and other disease treatments• Sablefish are only treated if a disease occurs - which is not often Sablefish Canada Inc 18
  19. 19. Future of Sablefish Farming2012- 350,000 juveniles for growout2014 – 1 million juveniles – triple productionKa:yu:kth/Che:k:tles7eth First Nations - full partner in this future
  20. 20. Sablefish Canada• Ka:yu:kth/Che:k:tles7eth First Nations Partnership• 100% BC company dedicated to growing Sablefish• Sustainable farming methods minimize environmental impact on surrounding water• Sablefish is a high value product natural to British Columbia Sablefish Canada Inc 20
  21. 21. Sablefish CanadaMany thanks to Ka:yu:kth/Che:k:tles7eth First Nations for use of the photos and to the conference organizers Sablefish Canada Inc 21

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