• B.C. Seafood Ex...

    The B.C. Seafood Expo 2019 event in Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island on June 12 and 13 is one of the largest seafood industry trade events in the Pacific Northwest. By SeaWestNews Some of Canada’s top culinary artistes will join scores of seafood buyers, aquaculture experts, industry leaders and government representatives to network, meet and […]

    Salmon farming ...

    As more of the world turns to sustainable protein from the sea, salmon farmers will continue to show an increase in earnings this year with new projects, new jobs, and new technology. By SeaWestNews Salmon farming companies will continue to show an increase in earnings this year as more of the world turns to sustainable […]
  • Sea lice “game-...

    Mowi’s $35 million Aqua Tromoy will revolutionise treatment of sea lice in British Columbia’s waters By SeaWestNews The largest and most technologically advanced ship to ever serve the Canadian aquaculture industry is now in B.C. waters to revolutionise the treatment of sea lice in farmed salmon. Mowi Canada West’s Aqua Tromoy, costing about $35 million, […]

    Sweeping closur...

    New measures will be economically devastating for coastal communities and sports fishing industry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Declaring it is time for bold action, the government today announced sweeping fishery closures across British Columbia to reverse the drastic decline of the iconic Fraser River Chinook populations. “The measures I am announcing today, as part of a […]
  • Jobs abound in ...

    Educational institutions ramp up pathways for careers in aquaculture as industry faces growing labour pains. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture’s strong production outlook is expected to significantly increase the need for more workers in Canada between now and 2025, latest government estimates show. When the full value-chain of economic activity is considered, Canadian farmed seafood generated […]

    ‘Our salm...

    “Salmon farmer members of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), representing virtually all farmed salmon in Canada, do not grow or sell GM salmon” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s leading aquaculture industry body has reiterated that its members don’t farm or sell genetically modified farmed salmon and aren’t researching the practice. The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance […]
  • Cermaq eyes Nov...

    “We are coming to Nova Scotia with open minds, hearts and ears; looking for guidance, local knowledge and history.” By SeaWestNews British Columbia-based Cermaq, Canada’s second largest salmon farming company, is looking to expand its operations in Nova Scotia. The news comes in the wake of Cooke Aquaculture, an Atlantic-Canada family owned seafood giant, announcing […]

    Urban hangouts ...

    Urban Salmon Project was a three-year effort to document where B.C.’s iconic species hang out in the Metro Vancouver area. By SeaWestNews Drawn by a passion for salmon, international biologist, photographer and storyteller Fernando Lessa has documented where B.C.’s iconic species hang out in the Metro Vancouver area.  “Our precious wild, Pacific salmon are constantly […]
  • Doing the smolt...

    A day in the life of salmon farmer, Kenny Leslie, of Mowi Canada West. By Kenny LeslieSeaWestNews My name is Kenny Leslie, I work for Mowi Canada West at the Big Tree Creek Hatchery as a First Feed Supervisor. I am originally from Scotland and now live here in Campbell River with my family. I […]

    “I know full we...

    Making the International Year of the Salmon a Turning Point CommentaryBy Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard British Columbians are rightly concerned about the state of several wild Pacific salmon stocks. I share that concern. As the MP for North Vancouver and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, […]
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