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.
December 07, 2017
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.