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Salmon Tacos with Tequila-Lime Aioli, and Mango Salsa

Salmon tacos, just like salmon, are versatile and healthy, so it makes perfect sense to pair salmon with this quick and easy, tummy-filling Mexican dish. What is great about salmon taco is you can prepare and store the salmon and…

Ocean farming to have climate change impact – Plan Now

“If you were a land farmer, would you want to buy property that will be plagued by drought in 15 years? I doubt it. The same thinking should be applied to ocean farming.” – Ben Halpern, director of National Center…

Top chefs gather to discuss the F word in seafood

“It’s not about wild or farmed…it’s about wild and farmed…I am proud to champion aquaculture because it is the future,” – Ned Bell executive chef with Ocean Wise and founder of Chefs for Oceans. When it comes to seafood, not…

UBCM gives Victoria’s ‘non-pressing’ issue a priority

Anti-open net fish farming resolution by Victoria is not a “pressing issue for us” says councillor who drafted the motion. Open net salmon farming in British Columbia is not a “pressing issue” for the City of Victoria. But the Garden City’s local…

B.C. Salmon, a major part of our aquaculture industry.

B.C. Salmon is one of the planet’s most nutritious food, known as a super food, this popular fish is packed with vital nutrients for our daily health. Raising farm-fresh salmon is a major part of British Columbia’s aquaculture industry. Here is…

Paving the way for First Nations aquaculture prosperity

“Sustainable aquaculture is key for our wild fish to thrive,” – James Walkus, independent commercial fisherman and a First Nations aquaculture success story. James Walkus was 15 when he found an abandoned boat on the traditional territory of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations…

B.C. businesses calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act

Campbell River Chamber of Commerce resolution for a Federal Aquaculture Act gets overwhelming support. Thousands of B.C. businesses in British Columbia have lent their support for a Federal Aquaculture Act to clarify industry responsibilities and provide fair access to long…

Credible science vs incredible claims about aquaculture

Expert panel studying appropriate use of scientific evidence in decisions concerning aquaculture expected to deliver report in October. A federal expert panel on the appropriate use of scientific evidence in decisions concerning aquaculture is expected to deliver its report at the…

Salmon Pasta Recipe : Pasta Bake

Salmon Pasta Recipe : There is fresh salmon all year round in British Columbia. Pair with seasonal vegetables and pasta for this quick and easy Salmon Pasta Recipe. It’s almost the end of August and that means summer bounty is at…

Dear Anti-fish farm activist “Nothing new & alarming here”

Aquaculture experts pan renewed false claims by anti-fish farm activist Alexandra Morton. A renewed attempt by anti-fish farm activists to alarm the public that the Piscine orthoreovirus or PRV is endangering wild salmon stocks has been panned by the BC Centre for…

Sustainabilty pressure is on for the aquaculture industry

Is the aquaculture industry capable of meeting the UNDP’s sustainable development goals? One of the UNDP Sustainable Development Goals (SDG,) aim is to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems (aquaculture industry) by enhancing conservation and the sustainable use…

UNDP – Fish On Land, Dairy Cows On The Ocean?

UNDP Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The UNDP Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has put the pressure on aquaculture to grow more fish. We need to feed a population of 7.6 billion. We need to alleviate the pressures off our shrinking arable…

Fact checking Fin on Alaskan salmon ranching

BC’s salmon farmers and Alaska salmon ranchers have the same goal but the ‘Great Land’ does not put its money where its mouth is, when it comes to fish farming. The Canadian anti-fish farm lobby often points to Alaska when…

Anti-salmon farm individuals give “activist” a bad name

Chicagoans who are active in the social and political spheres are gearing up for a busy few months. We are heading into what promises to be one of the most important mid-term election cycles in the United States. Activism and…

Armed with lies, anti-fish farm activists seek your cash

Some First Nations leaders have ingeniously tied the fish farming discourse into treaty claims knowing that the politics of aboriginal rights are easier to manipulate than the realities of science. Commentary By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Unable to provide any credible…

B.C. salmon is as good as it gets. Go ahead, try these salmon recipes.

We love them, salmon recipes. The ingredients, like B.C. salmon, make the meal. Not passion, love of food or interesting sauces, or even torturing your food with methods that read like a contortionist’s how-to manual. What is the use of…

Salmon farmers celebrate five years of collaboration

“The Global Salmon initiative was a game-changer when it launched, but we never anticipated the level of impact it would have, not only on salmon farming, but on the food sector as a whole,”-  Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Food…

Cermaq Canada Job Opportunity Fish Health Manager

              Cermaq Canada Job Opportunity   Fish Health Manager, Campbell River, BC Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence.  With our…

Tasty Vids Salmon For Two

In our quest to share more salmon recipes we surfed Tasty Videos We recreated these salmon recipes a few days ago and loved them. Farm raised salmon is always fresh, always healthy and absolutely tasty. The only thing we would…

Pollution, overfishing and trust key concerns of seafood consumers

B.C. salmon farmers lead the way in third party certifications as a new survey shows seafood consumers globally want sustainability claims independently verified. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A comprehensive study into seafood consumers globally found close to three-quarters of those…

Moving the salmon-farm debate from conflict to conservation

New executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association plans to change the narrative around the “misunderstood industry” of salmon farming By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Growing up in BC, John Paul Fraser (pictured) was never far from…

Woman In Aquaculture

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….

Orcalab spouts “unethical” claims about baby whale’s death, again

For anyone to exploit the recent death of a baby Orca is unconscionable – Pacific Salmon Foundation By SeaWestNews Taking the cue from an American organization, which was recently labelled “unethical”, orca researcher, Paul Spong, is claiming that a baby…

‘Aquaculture one of the best ways to save wild salmon’

I’m as invested as anyone else in ensuring there’s wild salmon in the future, and I would argue that aquaculture’s probably one of the best ways of doing that.” – Dr. Zac Waddington, lead veterinarian in aquaculture for Canada’s Department…

 Buffer zone to keep eco-bullies away from salmon farms

“Given the evidence of the intimidation being carried out against Marine Harvest’s employees by the defendants, there is a necessity to have a buffer zone,” Justice Maisonville, BC Supreme Court By SeaWestNews The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Marine…

Marine Harvest HR team among “the best of the best”

Marine Harvest is a finalist for having the most outstanding HR team of the year By SeaWestNews Marine Harvest’s Human Resources team has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious Canadian HR Award. This award recognizes the most outstanding…

Farmed seafood to grow  by 40 percent worldwide: UN

A look at some of what is happening in the world of aquaculture By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The United Nations says that aquaculture (Farmed Seafood) continues to grow faster than any other major food production sector in the world as…

Sea Shepherd “unethical” for exploiting death of baby Orca

Pacific Salmon Foundation shoots down Sea Shepherd’s claim while taking aim at critics of a study it supports. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has fired a broadside at the American eco-militant group, Sea Shepherd, calling it…

Stable coastal communities because of salmon farming

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…

Funding Available For Aquaculture Projects

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…

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