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The salmon farm of the future? Kuterra featured on CBC’s The National


What does the future of salmon farming look like? CBC’s The National features the ‘Namgis First Nation’s Kuterra project, funded in part by Tides Canada through our Salmon Aquaculture Innovation Fund. The Kuterra project, based on northern Vancouver Island, produces Atlantic salmon in land-based tanks. The project is designed to assess the technical, biological, and economic feasibility of land-based closed containment aquaculture as an alternative to rearing fish in the ocean, which better protects wild salmon and the marine environment.

Interview with Tara Marsden, Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Office

Gitanyow is a community nestled along the Kitwanga River in Northwestern BC. They are represented by the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs to establish modern treaties and implement First Nations conservation practices and land use planning for their territory. We interviewed Wilp Sustainability Director for the Gitanyow Hereditary Chiefs Tara Marsden and learned more about the Gitanyow model of long-term conservation planning, the significance of observing and adopting First Nations values and methods in conservation, and the importance of flexible, multi-year granting.

Community stories share local food successes in northern Manitoba

928 kilometres north of Winnipeg, Manitoba lies Barren Lands First Nation and Brochet. Facing high food costs, the community of just over 600 people expanded on an already existing interest in gardening by building a 14 x 20-foot greenhouse in 2013 in coordination with their local health centre and the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative (NMFCCC). This is only one of many inspiring examples from the NMFCCC 2016 Community Stories booklet, which shares learnings from 18 communities.