• Ocean farming t...

    “If you were a land farmer, would you want to buy property that will be plagued by drought in 15 years? I doubt it. The same thinking should be applied to ocean farming.” – Ben Halpern, director of National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Many of the world’s future farmers will likely be […]

    Top chefs gathe...

    “It’s not about wild or farmed…it’s about wild and farmed…I am proud to champion aquaculture because it is the future,” – Ned Bell executive chef with Ocean Wise and founder of Chefs for Oceans. When it comes to seafood, not every chef can agree on the F word. But most know that fish farming is the […]
  • UBCM gives Vict...

    Anti-open net fish farming resolution by Victoria is not a “pressing issue for us” says councillor who drafted the motion. Open net salmon farming in British Columbia is not a “pressing issue” for the City of Victoria. But the Garden City’s local politicians have no qualms pushing for its ban and harming the livelihoods of 6,600 British […]

    Paving the way ...

    “Sustainable aquaculture is key for our wild fish to thrive,” – James Walkus, independent commercial fisherman and a First Nations aquaculture success story. James Walkus was 15 when he found an abandoned boat on the traditional territory of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations in northern Vancouver Island. “I fixed it when nobody claimed it and went out to […]
  • B.C. businesses...

    Campbell River Chamber of Commerce resolution for a Federal Aquaculture Act gets overwhelming support. Thousands of B.C. businesses in British Columbia have lent their support for a Federal Aquaculture Act to clarify industry responsibilities and provide fair access to long term fish farm tenures. The push for a Federal Aquaculture, which has been embraced by […]

    Credible scienc...

    Expert panel studying appropriate use of scientific evidence in decisions concerning aquaculture expected to deliver report in October. A federal expert panel on the appropriate use of scientific evidence in decisions concerning aquaculture is expected to deliver its report at the end of October, the office of Canada’s chief Science Advisor said today. “The panel is […]
  • Dear Anti-fish ...

    Aquaculture experts pan renewed false claims by anti-fish farm activist Alexandra Morton. A renewed attempt by anti-fish farm activists to alarm the public that the Piscine orthoreovirus or PRV is endangering wild salmon stocks has been panned by the BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences (BC CAHS). “Nothing new here and nothing alarming here,” said Dr. Jim […]

    Fact checking F...

    BC’s salmon farmers and Alaska salmon ranchers have the same goal but the ‘Great Land’ does not put its money where its mouth is, when it comes to fish farming. The Canadian anti-fish farm lobby often points to Alaska when it makes its case to push British Columbia to ban open-net salmon farming. But as […]
  • Armed with lies...

    Some First Nations leaders have ingeniously tied the fish farming discourse into treaty claims knowing that the politics of aboriginal rights are easier to manipulate than the realities of science. Commentary By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Unable to provide any credible scientific evidence to back their claims that BC fish farms threaten the survival of wild […]

    Salmon farmers ...

    “The Global Salmon initiative was a game-changer when it launched, but we never anticipated the level of impact it would have, not only on salmon farming, but on the food sector as a whole,”-  Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Food & Markets, World Wildlife Fund (WWF). By SeaWestNews Five years ago, a group of salmon […]
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