• Virus poses min...

    “Unfortunately, some Canadian government non-medical researchers aligned with US and Canadian activists are attempting to make this mostly innocuous virus the scourge of the seven seas.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) science panel has concluded that the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) poses minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon, contrary to the […]

    Aquaculture Amb...

    “After taking a few courses on aquaculture and integrated farming, I started to really grasp the potential of a meaningful and enjoyable career in the aquaculture sector,” Wesley Chase, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic activity and employs over 25,000 people. As one […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    “The single greatest message I want to spread is that there is a way that aquaculture can be both economically secure, societally endorsed, and environmentally responsible,” Jenny Weitzman, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic activity and employs over 25,000 people. As one of […]

    Pressure mounts...

    “Canada needs to act immediately to stop the disaster in the Salish Sea that is destroying our salmon and endangering our whales,” – Roy Jones, elder of the Haida Gwaii First Nation. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNewsU Pressure is mounting for a commercial seal harvest in British Columbia after the United States announced it will allow the […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    “My education has drawn me to Aquaculture. A degree in environmental sustainability could be applied in so many ways to so many different industries,” Kenny Leslie, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic activity and employs over 25,000 people. As one of the fastest […]

    Why Canadians n...

    Canada’s new Food Guide recognizes the health benefits of eating fish and seafood By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s new Food Guide to support healthy dietary choices and practices wants you to substitute protein sources containing saturated fats in favour of those with unsaturated fats. At a news conference today, Canada’s Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    “Part of the reason I like aquaculture is because we are not an industry that gets to rest on our laurels. We have engaged stakeholders and communities who push us to do better every day,” Kathleen Allen, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic […]

    “It is clear th...

    “Currently, over 90% of the planet’s wild fish stocks are being either fished to the legal maximum or overfished. It is clear the world needs aquaculture.” A note from Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard We’re all familiar with the old sayings: “Better safe than sorry” and “An ounce of prevention […]
  • Aquaculture, a ...

    “Future expansion of seafood should come from aquaculture, which is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world” – Eat-Lancet commission report By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Global aquaculture production, if expanded sustainably, will be crucial for a radical change in food production that is being called for by a commission convened by the […]

    Observations of...

    “The power of the fish, of the river, it’s an awesome encounter’ – Chris Walling By SeaWestNews Chris Walling of Vancouver Island has a strong understanding of the importance of wild salmon, and firmly believes that a responsible and successful salmon farming industry is vital for the wild Pacific fisheries. He goes to great depths […]
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