• Scientist gets ...

    Dr. Simon Jones honoured as a new report states salmon farming companies have slashed medicinal sea lice treatments by 50 percent in six years By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Dr. Simon Jones made a ‘lousy’ choice when pursuing his career in ocean science. Last night, he was recognised for this with an Excellence in Research award during […]

    Sustainable sea...

    Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree at VIU’s June 21 Convocation ceremony. The driving force that defines Ned Bell is his passion for crafting globally inspired dishes crafted using locally grown ingredients, with an emphasis on sustainable seafood. Over the years, Bell’s ability to excite, inspire and […]
  • Sea lice “game-...

    Mowi’s $35 million Aqua Tromoy will revolutionise treatment of sea lice in British Columbia’s waters By SeaWestNews The largest and most technologically advanced ship to ever serve the Canadian aquaculture industry is now in B.C. waters to revolutionise the treatment of sea lice in farmed salmon. Mowi Canada West’s Aqua Tromoy, costing about $35 million, […]

    Sweeping closur...

    New measures will be economically devastating for coastal communities and sports fishing industry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Declaring it is time for bold action, the government today announced sweeping fishery closures across British Columbia to reverse the drastic decline of the iconic Fraser River Chinook populations. “The measures I am announcing today, as part of a […]
  • ‘Our salm...

    “Salmon farmer members of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), representing virtually all farmed salmon in Canada, do not grow or sell GM salmon” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s leading aquaculture industry body has reiterated that its members don’t farm or sell genetically modified farmed salmon and aren’t researching the practice. The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance […]

    Cermaq eyes Nov...

    “We are coming to Nova Scotia with open minds, hearts and ears; looking for guidance, local knowledge and history.” By SeaWestNews British Columbia-based Cermaq, Canada’s second largest salmon farming company, is looking to expand its operations in Nova Scotia. The news comes in the wake of Cooke Aquaculture, an Atlantic-Canada family owned seafood giant, announcing […]
  • Cooke plans to ...

    Plans unveiled after an in-depth study shows salmon farming has no adverse impact on lobster growth and abundance By SeaWestNews Cooke Aquaculture, a family owned seafood giant, wants to expand its operations in Nova Scotia with a new fish processing plant and new open-pen salmon farms. CEO Glenn Cooke outlined the company’s plans Thursday in […]

    No impact on lo...

    Eight-year study of lobsters below a salmon farm show no impact from the aquaculture operations on the crustaceans’ abundance, size or growth. By SeaWestNews An in-depth eight-year study of lobsters living below a salmon farm off New Brunswick’s Grand Manan Island has found that the aquaculture operations have had no impact on the crustaceans. The […]
  • So how do we fa...

    New study will look at the impact of land-based and ocean-based closed-containment salmon farms in British Columbia, as well as offshore aquaculture production systems. By SeaWestNews A new study to provide viable technology options for salmon farming in British Columbia will play a significant role in the evolution of the industry going forward, Jonathan Wilkinson […]

    Canada’s bounty...

    North America’s largest seafood exposition attracts over 100 Canadian agencies and companies. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews More than 100 seafood companies and fisheries-related agencies will showcase Canada’s bounty of the seas at North America’s largest seafood exposition to be held in Boston next month. Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America taking place March 17-19 will […]
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