Isaiah Robinson, deputy chief councillor for the Kitasoo Xai'xais First Nation, is among the speakers at the webinar.

Farming for the future in British Columbia

Webinar will discuss responsible path for salmon sector


A webinar discussing salmon farming in British Columbia, western Canada, is being held tomorrow (Tuesday, June 4) by the Global Seafood Alliance (GSA) and the BC Salmon Farmers’ Association (BCSFA).

Speakers include BCSFA executive director Brian Kingzett, and Isaiah Robinson, deputy chief councillor for the Kitasoo Xai'xais First Nation that relies heavily on fish farming for income and jobs in its remote and hard to reach traditional territory 500 miles north of Vancouver.

The other speakers are:

  • Ken Corpron, program integrity analyst for the GSA
  • Kathryn Smith, veterinarian for Grieg Seafood BC
  • Matt Wilson, fish health coordinator for Grieg Seafood BC
  • Peter Park, technical manager forSkretting North America
  • Amanda Luxton, Tsulton site manager for Mowi Canada West

Q&A session

The discussion is called “Farming for the future: responsible salmon farming in British Columbia” and will include a real-time look at a farm.

It will be followed by a live question and answer session.

The webinar begins at 11am Pacific Standard Time / 2pm Eastern Daylight Time / 7pm British Summer Time. Register to join the event here.

It is being held as the BC sector waits on news of whether the federal government will renew more than 70 marine salmon farm licences due to expire at the end of this month. The industry wants licences for at least six years, in order to provide some stability and encourage investment in the sector.