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    We get to live, work, and play in one of the most beautiful places on earth, says 30-year retiring veteran of BC’s salmon farming industry. (Pictured) Paul Kendrick of Marine Harvest Paul Kendrick doesn’t hesitate when asked what has kept him on the same career path for 30 years: “The people I get to work […]

     Expert panel t...

    Panel will help government remain a strong, science-based regulator of the aquaculture industry  (Pictured) Canada’s chief science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer By Seawest News Canada’s chief science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer, will lead an independent expert panel to provide recommendations to government on the aquaculture industry. “Our government understands that Canadians have real concerns around […]
  • Aquaculture ind...

    “We are prepared to do the necessary hard work to find a path forward together in the Broughton Archipelago in keeping with and enacting the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” The salmon farming industry in B.C. says it is looking forward to participating in government-to-government discussions to address […]

    First Nations a...

    We don’t need any green college fund babies telling us what to do in our territories says Calvin Helin, a multi-award winning author, international speaker, entrepreneur and lawyer By SeaWestNews A leading authority on economic independence for First Nations says a tide of anger is building against the “puppets and props” used by eco-militants to […]
  • Dunn but not go...

    Jeremy Dunn, executive director at the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA), is leaving the producers’ organisation to join Marine Harvest Canada’s Public Affairs division. Dunn had led BCSFA’s five-person team for the past four years. Beginning May 1st, he will replace Ian Roberts, Marine Harvest Canada’s director of public affairs, who announced his transfer to […]

    Was your seafoo...

    Consumers and governments around the world being warned to ensure the seafood from Thailand does not involve human trafficking and forced labour In 2011, Saw Win, 57, migrated to Thailand to find a job, hoping to earn money to send to his family in Burma. He told Human Rights Watch that he traveled with a […]
  • A livelihood th...

    By Maurice Isaac Maurice Isaac (pictured) is a member of the Tlowitsis First Nation, and lives in Alert Bay. He is site manager at Midsummer salmon farm. I am on my 24th year working in the aquaculture industry: six years at a salmon enhancement facility (Gwani hatchery), and now 18 years working as a salmon […]

    World waking up...

    British Columbia continues to use safe and healthy farming practices to assist nature in staying ahead of the snowballing requests for seafood today. By Seawest News British Columbians know all about the bounty from their seas and are passionately protective about what lies beneath our oceans. Now the world is quickly waking up to what […]
  • Bid for more sa...

    By Seawestnews “Beyond a stated preference for sockeye salmon, the Squamish Nation did not address why other fish cannot satisfy the food needs of the community,” states a Federal Court ruling. The Squamish First Nation in British Columbia has lost its bid in the Federal Court for an increase to its Food, Social and Ceremonial […]

    Low risk of vir...

    Report is the first in a series that will assess the risk of pathogen transfer associated with aquaculture activities to wild fish and the environment By SeaWest News A new report by Fisheries and Oceans Canada has found that there are only minimal risks to the wild Fraser River sockeye salmon populations due to the […]
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