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British Columbia’s farmed salmon industry increased 37 percent

Staff Writer |
The value of British Columbia’s farmed salmon industry has increased by 37 percent over the past three years, resulting in the creation of over 1,600 jobs, according to an independent economic analysis.

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The study reveals that the farming and processing of 92,800 metric tonnes of salmon in the province in 2016 resulted in over $1.5 billion towards the BC economy.

The total output generated by the BC farm-raised salmon industry increased 37 percent from $1,144.0 million to $1,561.9 million.

The total GDP generated by the BC farm-raised salmon industry increased 36 percent from $411.5 million to $557.8 million.

The total employment generated by the BC farm-raised salmon industry increased 33 percent – from 4,977 to 6,610 full-time equivalents.

The government taxes generated by the BC farm-raised salmon industry increased 39 percent – from $62.0 to $86.1 million.

The total production of farm-raised salmon in BC has increased 8% since 2002.


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