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‘Island Good’ set to become ‘island better’

“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…

“I think this would be a shame for British Columbia”

Minister warns that B.C.’s polarized salmon farming debate threatens a viable and sustainable food source for the world By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The polarized debate over fish farming in British Columbia is threatening a viable and sustainable…

The cost of farming fish on land

Replicating the ocean environment in concrete tanks will increase greenhouse gas emissions and have significant environmental consequences By SeaWestNews A new report led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in cooperation with research institute Sintef Ocean puts…

Summit to showcase Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island ’s economic prowess and potential go on display at summit in Nanaimo By SeaWestNews From aquaculture to cannabis to Indigenous tourism, Vancouver Island’s economic prowess and potential will be showcased this week at a summit to be held…

First Nations’ eco-knowledge vital for new salmon policy

“It is our responsibility to engage with First Nations, to find common ground, and work together through shared values.” Jeremy Dunn at the AquaSur conference in Chile By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs wants First Nations’…

A plea from Ucluelet to save their community

“Please Sirs, for the love of this community, the salmon and the whales, help me find a solution that benefits everyone in coastal communities,” – Lynette O’Brien SeaWestNews The coastal community of Ucluelet fears that Canada’s Department of Fisheries and…

Caribbean Split Pea Soup with Salmon & Canna-Pumpkin Puree

In conjunction with the legalisation of cannabis in Canada, SeaWestNews brings you this Caribbean Split Pea Soup with Salmon & Canna-Pumpkin Puree NOTES ON COOKING WITH CANNABIS FROM SEAWESTNEWS TEST KITCHEN Fall is when the goodness of nature is harvested….

Scientists go fishing for salmon answers

B.C. salmon farmers among the first to step up and sponsor a $1.2-million Gulf of Alaska science expedition. By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Every winter, much of the world’s salmon congregates in the Gulf of Alaska. It is…

Ocean to Table video series demystifies farmed seafood

Ocean to Table: stories of farming, food, and conservation BY: Aquarium Of the Pacific The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program, NOAA’s University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant, and partners have released a new video…

Sea change coming for aquaculture in Canada

Federal and B.C. governments outline road map for the future of the aquaculture industry as International Year of the Salmon kicks off By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada will adopt an area-based management approach to aquaculture that would include identifying appropriate…

Shelter Point Sunshine-Glazed Salmon

Sunshine and sea air are the unofficial ingredients of both the fresh farm raised salmon, and the Shelter Point Sunshine Liqueur, which are all grown on Vancouver’s North Island. The symbiotic relationship between the two main ingredients created a dish…

Salmon sleuths on the hunt for “likely suspects”

The International Year of the Salmon aims to bring people together to share and develop knowledge more effectively, raise awareness and take action The International Year of the Salmon (IYS), which launches in Vancouver tomorrow, will involve an exhaustive hunt…

“I know that what we do is the right thing.”

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,…

Chef Cori Wheeler is a woman in aquaculture

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’…

Dr. John Nightingale gets Humane Hero Award

Vancouver Aquarium is perhaps the “greenest” cultural public institution in Canada, thanks to Dr. John Nightingale By SeaWestNews Renowned animal advocate, conservationist, and educator Dr. John Nightingale has been awarded the prestigious Humane Hero Award by America’s first national humane…

Top fish health expert to helm Marine Harvest Canada West

“I am excited to share my experience and build a sustainable future together for our local communities” – Dr. Diane Morrison, M.D. – Marine Harvest Canada One of Canada’s top experts on the health of salmon has been appointed as the…

 Salmon Farming Industry in BC: farmed and prosperous

10 facts you need to know about British Columbia’s salmon farming industry A Small Footprint B.C. salmon farms contribute over $1.5 billion annually into B.C.’s economy and only occupy 0.05% of the entire B.C. coast. All Atlantic salmon farms in…

  Noted and Quoted at Seafood West 2018

Aquaculture summit, Seafood West 2018, in the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ was all about working together to protect wild fish By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Some of the world’s top chefs, fisheries scientists, First Nations leaders, fish farmers and local…

BCSFA and Brown’s Bay Packing Company

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA )is dedicated to driving communication and cooperation within the salmon farming sector, and is the link between the industry and government. BCSFA’s members are an important part of keeping British Columbia’s local coastal economy strong…

Federal Aquaculture Act – Aquaculture’s net gains unite rivals in US

New joint Democrat-Republican bill to support American coastal communities reflects calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada When it comes to aquaculture, politicians often have opposing views. But that’s not the case for US Congressional Representatives Steven Palazzo, a Mississippi…

 How much fish do we eat? By the numbers

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission says global seafood consumption has more than doubled in the past 50 years, putting stress on the sustainability of fishing. Some numbers from the first global seafood consumption footprint published by The…

What ails our killer whales

The survival of more than half the world’s Orcas are threatened by PCBs, industrial chemicals, overfishing and man-made noise says a new study. A deadly cocktail of PCB and other toxic chemicals is threatening the survival of over half of the…

First Nations communities benefit from aquaculture

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…

Canada launches PRV science review

PRV Assessment will support decision making on sustainable aquaculture and aquatic animal health in Canada The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has launched a science review to assess risks associated with Piscine Orthoreovirus, also known as Piscine Reovirus, (PRV) transfer…

Campbell River – Chefs and scientists gather for aquaculture summit

Campbell River – The Salmon Capital of the World – will host Seafood West to celebrate and discuss the latest advancements in aquaculture. By Samantha McLeod Some of the world’s top fisheries scientists and chefs will gather in the Western…

Salmon and Chorizo Hearty Chowder

Salmon and chorizo chowder is perfect for this time of the year. Packed with healthy summer vegetables and a creamy broth. Plus, the heart-healthy goodness of B.C. Salmon, fresh all day, every day. As summer winds down to an end,…

Marine aquaculture -America forges ahead

“‘We will help aquaculture grow faster by reducing regulatory burden and driving research’ – U.S. Department of Commerce . ” America is planning a one-stop shop for federal approval of marine aquaculture permits as it looks to increased sustainable farming of…

ASC-certified salmon farmers get U.N. nod for responsible aquaculture

Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification gets UN backing for clarity, credibility and choice in seafood. BC Salmon farms which have the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification now have the backing of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) for clarity,…

Salmon Farms : A River Snorkeler’s Observations

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…

Marine Harvest Canada reaches out to Tri-Cities area

Marine Harvest Canada Marine Harvest Canada helps support over 140 community organizations in B.C. every year. Image:(L to R) Jeremy Dunn, director of community relations and public affairs at Marine Harvest Canada, Joan Isaacs, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain and Valerie…

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