• Orcalab spouts ...

    For anyone to exploit the recent death of a baby Orca is unconscionable – Pacific Salmon Foundation By SeaWestNews Taking the cue from an American organization, which was recently labelled “unethical”, orca researcher, Paul Spong, is claiming that a baby whale’s death in July could be connected to open-net salmon farming on the B.C. coast. […]

    ‘Aquaculture on...

    I’m as invested as anyone else in ensuring there’s wild salmon in the future, and I would argue that aquaculture’s probably one of the best ways of doing that.” – Dr. Zac Waddington, lead veterinarian in aquaculture for Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) Pacific region. By HenryTye Glazebrook If you’re looking to feed […]
  •  Buffer zone to...

    “Given the evidence of the intimidation being carried out against Marine Harvest’s employees by the defendants, there is a necessity to have a buffer zone,” Justice Maisonville, BC Supreme Court By SeaWestNews The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Marine Harvest’s application for an injunction to prohibit activists from occupying buildings on Swanson Island or […]

    Marine Harvest ...

    Marine Harvest is a finalist for having the most outstanding HR team of the year By SeaWestNews Marine Harvest’s Human Resources team has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious Canadian HR Award. This award recognizes the most outstanding HR team of the year, in an organization with 500 employees or more in Canada. […]
  • Farmed seafood ...

    A look at some of what is happening in the world of aquaculture By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The United Nations says that aquaculture (Farmed Seafood) continues to grow faster than any other major food production sector in the world as it helps boost the economies of coastal communities and put affordable protein on the table. […]

    Sea Shepherd “u...

    Pacific Salmon Foundation shoots down Sea Shepherd’s claim while taking aim at critics of a study it supports. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has fired a broadside at the American eco-militant group, Sea Shepherd, calling it “unethical” for its attempt to link the recent death of a baby Orca whale to […]
  • Whale of a whop...

    “Savaged study” used by anti-fish farming activists to link death of orca to salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A discredited study, savaged by some of the country’s top aquaculture scientists, is being trotted out again today by the anti-salmon farming lobby to connect the industry to the recent death of a baby orca whale. […]

    Aquaculture pro...

    “Canada has provided leadership in the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and can do so in the future” – Dr. Donald Noakes, Dean of Science & Technology at Vancouver Island University By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada can easily boost its aquaculture production within a decade with a modern regulatory framework that is specifically designed […]
  • Greece is the w...

    From Asia to Africa to Europe aquaculture is taking center stage to lift people out of poverty, help replenish wild stocks and provide a sustainable source of affordable protein. In part one of the SeaWestNews series, Sea the Future, we look at how fish farming is shaping the economy of Greece and the Mediterranean diet. […]

    Wet Lab facilit...

    City of Campbell River has big plans for developing a Salmon Centre of Excellence By SeaWestNews The BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences  (BC CAHS)  supports recommendations of the Ministry of Agriculture Advisory Council on Finfish Aquaculture (MAACFA)  report to investigate the risk of pathogen transfer between wild and farmed salmon. “The council recognizes that […]
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