• Salmon – ...

    Two new studies in Sweden and UK show farmed salmon is packed with nutrients, has a low impact on the environment and is free of medicinal residues. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews When it comes to seafood, farmed salmon is packed with nutrients and comes with a low impact on the environment, says a new study published […]

    Aquatrans, a dr...

    “We started because of aquaculture and we grow when the aquaculture industry grows,” Ryan Brush, General Manager of Aquatrans Distribution Inc. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Five years ago when Ryan Brush (pictured) decided to join his uncle’s trucking business, he went on a learning binge. “The more I studied about aquaculture and salmon farming on the […]
  • Campbell River ...

    Campbell River’s dream to have a Salmon Centre of Excellence gets a boost with federal funds for a wet lab By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Campbell River’s dream to have a Salmon Centre of Excellence got a boost this week with Ottawa announcing that it will provide funds for a wet lab in the costal Vancouver Island […]

    Bridging the kn...

    Katerina Mastora’s passion for the seas has turned into a mission to educate her homeland about sustainable aquaculture By Maria FlipSeaWestNews Growing up in the Greek city of Ioannina, surrounded by lakes and rivers and about an hour’s drive from the Ionian Sea, Katerina Mastora was never far from the daily harvests of local fishers. […]
  • My first trip t...

    While it may not be reasonable to visit all the places where your food is farmed, it is a reasonable expectation to know the source of your food. By Geraldine Sangalang I judge restaurants and grocery stores for their cleanliness and service, making purchases based on past experiences. But other than u-pick fruits in the […]

    “We all want to...

    Part one of this video series showcases Air Nootka’s Scott Carlsen, who quit his software developer job for a life in the skies over Vancouver Island. By SeaWestNews With over 8,000 hours of flying time over Canada’s majestic West Coast, Scott Carlsen has been an eye in the sky for British Columbia’s coastal communities and […]
  • A shark fin cou...

    Modernised Fisheries Act bans shark finning and the import and export of fins that are not attached to the shark By SeaWestNews Canada has modernised its Fisheries Act to ban the practice of shark finning and the import and export of shark fins that are not attached to a shark carcass.  Shark finning refers to […]

    Demand for B.C....

    BC Seafood Expo and Festival 2019 closes with a growing global appetite for more farmed and wild Canadian seafood. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews If there was one take away from this year’s edition of the BC Seafood Expo and Festival, it is “give us some more”. International buyers, trade commissioners and representatives, local harvesters and fish […]
  • B.C. is a hotbe...

    “There is really nothing more important than the environment when it comes to fish farming,” – expert panel discussion at the BC Seafood Expo By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia is a hotbed of innovation in aquaculture, providing new technologies to protect the environment and make seafood farming more sustainable, a plenary discussion at the B.C. […]

    A new approach ...

    “A sustainable aquaculture sector will provide safe, high-quality Canadian products to markets here at home and around the world.” By Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Wild Pacific salmon are incredibly important to the people of BC. It is a part of our identity, culture and the marine ecosystem. That is […]
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