PRESS CONFERENCE ON SALMON FARMING INDUSTRY
Announcement on Jobs, Economic Development, Indigenous Reconciliation at Risk in Surrey
DATE: May 31, 2023
TIME: 9:00am – 9:30am (Media are asked to arrive by 8:45am)
LOCATION: Surrey Board of Trade (#101, 14439-104 Avenue, Surrey, BC)
Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade
Brad Hicks, Director, Taplow Feeds
Kyran Clarke, Operations Manager, Aquatrans Distributions Inc.
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Surrey is an important hub for salmon farming in BC, and is home to numerous companies that provide services such as fish processing, feed milling, truck transportation, packaging, warehousing and distribution to the salmon farming sector. Direct economic benefits generated by these companies in Surrey before the federal government shut down salmon farming operations in the Discovery Islands have amounted to:
$220 million in annual revenue
$46 million in GDP
344 full-time jobs
$24 million in annual salaries