Owned by the ‘Namgis First Nation, Kuterra is an innovative land-based fish farm located on North Vancouver Island, the first one in North America.
The name is derived from the ‘Namgis word, Kutala, meaning salmon and from the Latin, Terra, for land; hence Kuterra means “salmon from the land”. We developed a film to showcase the progress, challenges and successes of the pilot plant.
The film provides a case for land-based Atlantic Salmon aquaculture and is used as an informative tool for the salmon industry and aquaculture students. We made two versions, a shorter edition highlighting the project and a longer one detailing the production process.
The film premiered at the 2014 international Aquaculture Innovation Workshop at the Vancouver Aquarium.