• ‘Island Good’ s...

    “There is lots of heart and soul in what goes into growing food on Vancouver Island… you grew up here…so why not eat what is grown on the island” – John Paul Fraser, executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Some years ago, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) decided […]

    “I know that wh...

    A love for real science and real experiences underlines Kenny Leslie’s advocacy for salmon farming Kenny Leslie thrives on real science and real experiences to drive his passion for salmon farming in B.C. A graduate of Environmental and Sustainability Studies, University of Dundee, Kenny is a supervisor at Marine Harvest Canada’s Victory Big Tree Creek […]
  • Chef Cori Wheel...

    Cory Wheeler and her partner Pierre Conroy are Red Seal chefs, and Marine Harvest staff members. They both manage the charity BBQ. Chef Cori Wheeler said the experiences she gained, through working with the community, and through catering salmon farmers’ events are invaluable. Marine Harvest Canada’s specially designed salmon barbeque was built in 2010 to […]

    Comox Valley BC...

    Life has its own way of shaping our paths, life will even create road maps for us… for me it came in the form of BC Seafood Festival in Comox Valley. Visiting BC Seafood Festival in Comox Valley in British Columbia, Canada, was a dream come true for me, this trip not only shaped my future and career […]
  • First Nations c...

    New government report pushes for a Federal Aquaculture Act while calling for increased funding for Indigenous fish farming initiatives. First Nations communities are in a unique position to benefit from, and contribute to sustainable aquaculture development in Canada, says a new federal government report. However, limited financing for Indigenous aquaculture remains a challenge said the Agri-food […]

    Salmon Farms : ...

    My Name is Chris Walling, and I am a supporter of British Columbia’s salmon farms and farmers. I have a strong understanding of the importance of wild salmon, and firmly believe that a responsible and successful salmon farming industry is vital in saving wild Pacific salmon for the future. We cannot return to the unsustainable commercial […]
  • Woman In Aquacu...

    Traditionally, historically, women have been responsible for feeding their families and communities, therefore it is a quite a natural leap for women to be involved in aquaculture, which gives them the opportunity to feed more families in a sustainable manner. By Samantha McLeod “According to the latest State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report, nearly 60 […]

    Stable coastal ...

    Evidence of British Columbia’s success as a world leader in salmon farming is found all around, in the social fabric of coastal communities reborn thanks to the industry, says veterinarian and former salmon farmer Brad Hicks. By Paula Arab “We’re already into second-generation farmers in B.C. and lots of them,” says Hicks, a co-owner of […]
  • Funding Availab...

    Sea Pact project funding available for innovative aquaculture projects By SeaWestNews Sea Pact, an innovative alliance of seafood industry leaders, has announced the opening of their seventh annual project funding cycle with a new process commencing with an initial Request for Letters of Interest (LOIs). Sea Pact is a group of leading North American seafood […]

    Fish farming wi...

    Salmon farms represent about .05 percent of the entire B.C. coast, they have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast B.C. marine coastline for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of B.C.’s aquaculture industry, has quietly become the province’s largest agricultural export. One of the most pristine coastlines in […]
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