• Creating a stro...

    U.S. stands to lose out on nearly $100 billion and 50,000 jobs in global aquaculture growth over the next ten years By SeaWestNews More than 120 seafood industry leaders and other aquaculture proponents have signed on to a letter urging US lawmakers to open up opportunities for offshore fish farming. United States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 […]

    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 […]
  • Fish farms carb...

    New findings in Iceland are broadly in line with studies carried out in other countries, including Canada. By SeaWestNews A new study in Iceland has reaffirmed that the carbon footprint of fish farming in the Arctic nation is lower than most other forms of food production. The detailed scientific study has established that in 2017 […]

    New lab, Indige...

    Traditional knowledge and a new lab at Vancouver Island University will help boost economic, social and spiritual well-being of coastal communities. By SeaWestNews The new Centre for Innovation in Fish Health on Vancouver Island plans to support the next generation of scientists who will ensure B.C.’s fisheries are healthy for the long term. The new […]
  • A tale of confl...

    As Iceland moves to bring wild fishers and fish farmers together, a conflict looms between the two sides in America. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Iceland’s fish farmers have joined forces with the country’s deep sea fishers to address threats to the health of its oceans and strengthen the economic prosperity of Icelanders. The Icelandic Federation of […]

    An alphabetical...

    An A to Z guide to some of the major stories that impacted the fish farming industry in B.C., Canada and the world in 2018 By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeod A new era –  In Dec. 2018, an agreement between three First Nations and the B.C. Government set the stage for an orderly transition […]
  • A team that giv...

    By SeaWestNews  It was heartwarming to see our product on the shelves of the food bank freezers, ready to go out to support households in need. – Chris Read, Communications Manager, MarineHarvest Canada. Thirteen percent of Canadians live in a state of food insecurity, which means they do not have reliable access to adequate amounts […]

    Feds pump cash ...

    Funding will also assist in ensuring enhanced protection of marine environment By SeaWestNews The federal government is pumping over a million dollars into 15-BC based fisheries and aquaculture businesses to help them adopt greener practices that will improve energy efficiency, reduce waste and lessen climate change causing carbon dioxide emissions. “These investments will assist in […]
  • A new era for s...

    Deal protects wild salmon stocks, recognizes traditional First Nations rights and paves the way for future expansion of B.C.’s sustainable salmon farming industry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews An agreement between three First Nations and the B.C.government will set the stage for an orderly transition of 17 salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago and provide a pathway […]

    First Nations c...

    Government committed to moving forward with aquaculture in a way that protects the oceans, and fish stocks, and creates thousands of jobs for middle class Canadians By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The value of Indigenous and local knowledge must be used to create a precedent-setting model for aquaculture risk-based decision-making in Canada, a new government report has […]
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