The past few weeks have marked an interesting time for salmon and salmon farming in B.C. The first commercial-scale ocean-based closed-containment salmon farm tanks are being installed near Campbell River, B.C., and the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) closed its public comment period on draft certification standards for salmon farms. Meanwhile, a survey commissioned by the Pacific Salmon Foundation and the Fraser Basin Council showed that most British Columbians support making wild Pacific salmon the province’s official fish.
Where Hope Resides shows the many challenges that BC’s Skeena River ecosystem faces. From the different perspectives of the rivers inhabitants, to the ever present threat of resource exploitation.
Aquacultural Revolution was created by filmmaker Damien Gillis, from Save Our Rivers Society, in collaboration with Watershed Watch Salmon Society (with support from the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform and Save Our Salmon.)