• Canada to move ...

    Canada remains the world’s only major farmed seafood producing country without modern national legislation specifically designed to govern a responsible and sustainable aquaculture industry By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Fisheries Ministers across Canada have decided to move towards a Federal Aquaculture Act that will govern a sustainable seafood farming industry already generating an estimated $5.16 billion […]

    170,000 Canadia...

    Motion-151, which would create a national strategy to combat plastic pollution is expected to be voted on by MPs in Ottawa this week. By SeaWestNews Over 170,000 Canadians have signed a petition calling for a national strategy to tackle plastic pollution that is choking marine environments, damaging ecosystems and endangering human health. The petition is […]
  • Feds announce a...

    BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will focus on salmon habitat protection and restoration By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Ottawa will contribute more than $100 million over the next six years for a British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today. The provincial funding […]

    Cooke Aquacultu...

    Cooke Aquaculture wins Private Business Growth Award for innovation and growth From left to right: Kevin Ladner, CEO and Executive Partner at Grant Thornton LLP; Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Aquaculture Inc.; and Perrin Beatty, President and CEO at The Canadian Chamber of Commerce. By SeaWestNews Cooke Aquaculture, a global seafood leader, has won the […]
  • Canada commits ...

    “Only by working together can we build a blue economy that is prosperous and sustainable, and leaves no one behind” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada has pledged tens of millions of dollars for sustainable growth that will build resilient coastal communities to underline its determination to be a leader in […]

    Do you know a s...

    Seafood Champion Awards look to honor individuals and organizations contributing in meaningful ways to advancing seafood sustainability By SeaWestNews Do you know a sustainable seafood champion? If you do, SeaWeb wants to know about their work to be considered for the 2019 Seafood Champion Awards. Nominations for the awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to sustainable […]
  • 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 […]

    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 […]
  • Turning the tid...

    Southeast Asia Fisheries and Aquaculture Initiative, is helping drive sustainable seafood production in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar By John F. Kerry and Julie Packard Tip O’Neill said, “All politics is local.” It is just as applicable to global environmental diplomacy as it is to local ward politics. You have to go to […]

    Farming salmon ...

    “We’re preserving wild stocks by serving fresh, farm raised salmon grown right here in B.C.” – Walter Schoenfelder, sport-fishing guide and lodge owner By Walter Schoenfelder As a sport-fishing guide and lodge owner who has spent a lifetime on the water, I have the good fortune of living and working in Quatsino Sound, one of […]
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