In the fall of 2018, Tides Canada Foundation and Ritchie Foundation approached the Fraser Basin Council to commission an independent analysis of the economic impacts of a land-based salmon aquaculture industry on Vancouver Island, based on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) technology.
Dr. Edwin Blewett, a respected resource economist and principal of Counterpoint Consulting Inc. of Vancouver, was contracted by FBC to undertake the analysis, which was informed by several aquaculture experts in industry and government.
The report, RAS Atlantic Salmon Industry on Vancouver Island Financial Model & Economic Impact Analysis, has been forwarded to a consultant undertaking a broader study of aquaculture technologies being led by Fisheries and Oceans Canada in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Agriculture.
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