A timeline of salmon farms in B.C.



1950s: Federal and provincial hatcheries produce about 750 million salmon and freshwater trout annually for wild-stock enhancement and recreation

1970s: Commercial salmon aquaculture begins with small, local experiments. In B.C., salmon farming (chinook, coho and sockeye) is established around Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast

1980s: Commercial-scale marine finfish aquaculture operations begin.................


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