• Meet the future...

    “We hail from across Canada’s thriving seafood farming sector…and we all share the same passion for advancing this incredibly dynamic and sustainable sector.” – RJ Taylor By SeaWestNews The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) has unveiled its National Youth Council, to showcase the growing presence of young people in the sustainable future of farming the […]

    Oceans of oppor...

    “There is often a misunderstanding that economic growth and environmental protection must be mutually exclusive.” Opinion By Lisa Stadelbauer Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nairobi. At The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference Throughout history, oceans, seas, lakes and rivers have provided life and livelihoods to people around the world. Today, they are a multi-trillion-dollar […]
  • Canadian-owned ...

    VeroBlue Farms demise adds to the scepticism around the financial viability and environmental sustainability of land-based fish farm operations. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A Canadian-owned land based fish farm in Iowa has gone belly-up with over US$100 million in debt, adding to the litany of failed businesses that try to grow fish on land. VeroBlue […]

    Noise about wha...

    “With fake science, as long as you repeat it often enough it takes on a life of its own,” – Dr. Andrew Trites, director of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The noise made about the noise around the proposed increase in oil tanker traffic impacting killer whales and salmon in B.C. […]
  • The science of ...

    Both sides in the salmon farming debate recognize that there are gaps in research, studies and investigations but they disagree on what to do about it. The debate around fish farming in Canada has for the most part pit economics against the environment. As we observe World Fisheries Day this year, it will be worthwhile […]

    Canadian plasti...

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is looking for Made in Canada innovations from small businesses that will protect our marine environment and wildlife Do you have an idea that can help clean up our oceans? If you do, the Government of Canada wants to hear from you. Ottawa announced this week that it is looking for […]
  • Salmon processi...

    The diverse workforce at Marine Harvest’s salmon processing plant showcases a fresh take on rural farming creating urban opportunities By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Ramandeep Singh Sekhon wrinkled his nose when told about a job at the fish processing plant near the USA-Canada border in Surrey. “I was worried about the smell,” said […]

    A new name to r...

    Aquaculture giant Marine Harvest changes name to MOWI and plans global rebranding exercise Marine Harvest, the world’s leading seafood company is changing its company name to MOWI to reflect aquaculture pioneers who founded the company more than 50 years ago. The company also plans to launch the MOWI brand into selected markets. The branded product […]
  • Farmed or wild,...

    Australian-Greek clinical study says fish which are rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids can reduce asthma symptoms in children By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A clinical trial led by La Trobe University in Australia has shown eating fish such as salmon and trout, both farmed and wild, can reduce asthma symptoms in children. The international […]

    The aquaculture...

    campaigns that oversimplify complex fish farming issues have left British Columbians in a fog of competing politicized agendas, contested science and misinformation, says a new study. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Campaigns by environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) that oversimplify complex aquaculture issues have left British Columbians caught in a fog of competing politicized agendas, contested science and […]
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