On June 23, 2018, members from the Victoria & Islands branch toured the Cermaq Canada Salmon Hatchery. Cermaq operates 28 marine farms, 4 land-based fresh water hatcheries and 2 processing plants making it the second largest salmon producer in BC. The company has similar operations in Chile and Norway and is a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubisihi Corp. Ocean Farms Hatchery, located in Duncan, incorporates both flow through and recirculation aquaculture system (RAS) technology. Farmed salmon typically spend 14 months in fresh water hatcheries where eggs are fertilized, incubated, hatched and reared until they have smolted and are ready to be transferred to sea. Once transferred to sea, fish are raised in marine net pens for an additional 18 to 24 months. Participants learned about the various phases and technologies used by modern commercial salmon hatcheries, such as vaccination, photoperiod manipulation and RAS. Thank you to the members who shared their photos of this tour.