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Scotian Pride 2009 Presentation Jan 30, 2009. Topics Creative Salmon’s movement towards Organic Pacific Organic Seafood Association National Organic Aquaculture Standards. About Creative Salmon. Location History Sustainable Farming Organic Certification.

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scotian pride 2009 presentation jan 30 2009
Scotian Pride 2009Presentation Jan 30, 2009

Topics

  • Creative Salmon’s movement towards Organic
  • Pacific Organic Seafood Association
  • National Organic Aquaculture Standards
about creative salmon
About Creative Salmon
  • Location
  • History
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Organic Certification
history
History
  • Established in 1990
  • Canadian owned and operated
  • One of the smallest salmon farming companies in the world
  • We are now fully integrated from broodstock, smolts, sw growout, harvest, and processing.
  • Focus on Quality not Quantity
sustainable farming
Sustainable Farming
  • Generating economic benefits while operating with respect for:
  • our employees
  • our community
  • our environment
  • our fish
  • our suppliers
  • our customers
pacific organic seafood association posa
Pacific Organic Seafood Association (POSA)
  • Background

1996

      • Early discussions between 3 companies

2001 - 2002

      • Several informal meetings between interested parties

2002

      • First POSA standards are developed

2004 – 2008

      • Back and forth discussions with the agency responsible provincial certification

2009

      • Next steps.
organic aquaculture
Organic Aquaculture

Standard Setting Organizations

BFA – Biological Farmers of Australia

  • BIO GRO – New Zealand Organic Standards
  • BIO SUISSE – Association of the Swiss Organic Agriculture Organizations
  • CAN/OGB – Canadian National Standards Board
  • COABC – Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia
  • CODEX ALIMENTARIUS – Codex Alimentarius Commission
  • COG – Canadian Organic Growers
  • DEBIO - Norway
  • EU REGULATION 1804/99
  • IFOAM – International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements
  • JAPANESE AGRICULTURAL STANDARD OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
  • KRAV – Kontrollforeningen for Ekologisk odling
  • NASAA – The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia Ltd
  • NOP – National Organic Program
  • NOSB – National Organic Standards Board
  • NATURLAND – Naturland e.V.
  • SGS – SGS Organic Production Standard
  • SOIL ASSOCIATION – Draft Standards
posa members
POSA Members
  • Creative Salmon Co. Ltd. – Chinook Salmon
  • Kyuquot Seafoods – Seaweed, Scallops, Black Cod
  • Omega Pacific – Chinook Salmon
  • Pacific Seafoods - Processor
  • Sablefish Canada – Black Cod
  • Sea Spring Hatchery – hatchery producer - Chinook
  • Swift Aquaculture – Coho Salmon
  • Taplow Feeds – Feed Supplier
  • Target Marine – Sturgeon
  • Totem Seafoods – Black Cod
  • Yellow Island – Chinook Salmon
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Pacific Organic Seafood Association (POSA)
  • Objectives
    • Food Production
    • Animal Welfare
    • Environmental
    • Social
    • Preservation of Wild Aquatic Flora and Fauna
food production objectives
Food Production Objectives
  • Production of wholesome food products
  • Providing a significant contribution to a healthy diet
food production
Food Production
  • Creative Salmon Market Fish
    • No antibiotic treatments since Oct 2001
    • No treatments.
    • Diet of fish meal, fish oil and organically certified wheat
    • Natural Pigment (Phaffia)
    • High levels of Omega 3 / 6’s
animal welfare objectives
Animal Welfare Objectives
  • Promotion of the health and welfare of the fish
  • Minimizing stress
  • Reducing the incidence of disease
  • Meeting the fishes nutritional, physiological and behavioural needs
animal health welfare
Animal Health & Welfare
  • Five Freedoms
    • Freedom from malnutrition
    • Freedom from thermal and physical discomfort
    • Freedom from injury and disease
    • Freedom from fear and distress
    • Freedom from unnecessary restrictions of behaviour
animal health and welfare16
Animal Health and Welfare
  • Fish Health
    • Quality Smolts
    • Quality Feed
  • Fish Husbandry
    • Health monitoring
    • Minimal handling
    • Low densities
animal health and welfare17
Animal Health and Welfare

Antibiotic Use by Creative Salmon in Market Fish

animal health and welfare18
Animal Health and Welfare
  • Harvesting
    • Fasting time
    • Percussion Stunning
    • Electric Stunning
harvesting
Harvesting

Percussion

Stunning

harvesting20
Harvesting

Electric

Stunning

animal health and welfare21
Animal Health and Welfare
  • Broodstock
    • Require extra handling
      • More stress
    • Antibiotic use
    • Logistics
      • Separate sites
      • Physical separation
      • Overlap of broodyears
environmental objectives
Environmental Objectives
  • Consideration for the Environment
  • Minimal impact
  • Healthy water conditions
  • Sustainable foodstuff
  • Minimizing disease
  • Preventing escapes
environment
Environment
  • Monitoring program to measure impacts
    • First program of its type on the west coast – preceded government regulations
  • Nets are not treated with Antifoulants
  • Site Fallowing
  • Feed Management
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Environment

Fallowing

  • Short term

- 3 to 4 months

  • Long term

- 2 to 4 years

  • Reduces environmental footprint
  • Our newest site incorporates a second site location to increase fallowing options.
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Environment

Feed Management – Underwater Cameras

  • Since 1996 – early adopter!
  • Deployed in every pen
  • Every meal is monitored and adjusted to appetite
  • Feed waste is minimized
  • Minimal stress
social objectives
Social Objectives
  • The encouragement of the use of local resources and services
  • A safe, healthy and sustainable working environment for employees
  • The promotion of organic aquaculture to meet consumer needs and to foster sustainable aquaculture
our community
Our Community
  • First aquaculture company in BC to employ a First Nations Liaison representative
  • Active member of the community
community involvement
Community Involvement
  • School Farm Tours
  • Starlight Extravaganza
  • Strawberry Island Research Center
  • Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Canoe Races
  • Tofino Business Association
  • Tofino Salmon Enhancement Society
  • Tofino Skateboard Park
  • Ukee Days
  • Whale Festival
  • Wickaninnish Elementary School Hot Lunch Program
  • Baseball, Basketball
  • Clayoquot Sound Community Theatre
  • Coastal Family Resource Center
  • Cops for Cancer
  • Edge to Edge Marathon
  • First Nations Surf Camp
  • Fish Contributions to Non-Profits
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Legion Salmon Derby BBQ
  • Music Festivals
  • Pacific Rim Arts Society
  • SCAT Program
organic aquaculture standards federal
Organic Aquaculture Standards- Federal
  • The current focus is on salmon and trout for finfish, and mussels and oysters for shellfish
  • Other species to be considered in the future based on interest
  • Process has just stared will take a few years to complete
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