• Canada must sto...

    Leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups are calling on Ottawa to take immediate regulatory action to address plastic wastes and pollution. By SeaWestNews As Philippines and Malaysia demand Canada take back boatloads of contaminated plastics shipped to their countries, leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups are calling on Ottawa to take immediate regulatory action to […]

    Sleuths to shar...

    Gulf of Alaska salmon expedition results to be discussed at this year’s B.C Seafood Expo By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Earlier this year, 21 scientists from 5 countries spent over a month travelling 8,000 kilometres in the Pacific Northwest to find out what they don’t know about salmon. They returned to Vancouver on March 18 with a […]
  • Alaska hatchery...

    “Growth and survival in North American salmon stocks have been shown to be negatively affected by hatchery-produced pink salmon.” – peer-reviewed study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution “Canadian wild salmon have a long run to Alaska pastures and have to compete with a lot of hatchery fish on the way. if I was a […]

    A world’s first...

    Three salmon farms, audited against 500 separate aspects of their performance, get the gold standard in environmental certification. By SeaWestNews Mowi Canada West has become the world’s first aquaculture company to successfully achieve certification under the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) multi-site certification methodology. Independent third-party auditors have certified three Klemtu area salmon farms in British […]
  • American kids n...

    “For most types of seafood, the nutritional benefits far outweigh the risks…in general, the best choices should be sustainably caught or raised fish and shellfish” – American Academy of Pediatrics By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy […]

    Eco-coalition h...

    New measures will address threats of vessel noise, pollution, and a shortage of chinook salmon, that the remaining 75 southern resident killer whales are facing. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A coalition of six conservation groups is hailing the efforts by the federal government to protect southern resident killer whales with new sanctuaries, salmon fisheries closures and […]
  • Leading a class...

    Aquaculture in the Classroom project connects high school students to real-life experiences and industry professionals. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Connecting today’s youth to the tomorrow of British Columbia is a passion for Dr. Myron Roth and Pat Tonn. Together they run a class-act called Aquaculture in the Classroom to immerse high school students in real-life experiences […]

    Transparency dr...

    Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of animal protein production states new sustainability report By SeaWestNews Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of animal protein production – with the lowest carbon footprint, lowest feed conversion ratio, and lowest land use – states a new sustainability […]
  • Scientist gets ...

    Dr. Simon Jones honoured as a new report states salmon farming companies have slashed medicinal sea lice treatments by 50 percent in six years By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Dr. Simon Jones made a ‘lousy’ choice when pursuing his career in ocean science. Last night, he was recognised for this with an Excellence in Research award during […]

    “The future of ...

    Political commitments, scientific collaborations and constructive conversations highlight opening of the Aquaculture Canada Conference 2019. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s commitment to sustainable harvesting of seafood was reaffirmed by both the federal and B.C. provincial governments at the 2019 Aquaculture Canada Conference in Victoria, which opened today. The industry needs to be powered by political commitments, […]
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