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 Sustainable seafood, the solution for a healthier you

Farmed fish can help with the recovery of natural fish populations and provide a healthier alternative to land-based animal protein – Seafood Nutrition Partnership By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Seafood raised through sustainable aquaculture operations can help secure food security for…

Chef Ned Bell, an eco-sustainable revolutionary when it comes to fish farming

A chef’s moral responsibility to the world is to respect people and cultures while teaching about food-sustainability.  Before there were celebrity chefs in Vancouver there were chefs Ned Bell, Rob Feenie and Michael Jacob, the chefs that put Vancouver’s restaurant…

Beware the eco-colonialist, First Nations chiefs warned

10,000-year journey that is just bearing fruit threatened by foreign funded activism says Calvin Helin, a leading authority on economic independence for First Nations By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews First Nations leaders in BC should be wary of activists who are…

Sea Pact funds three new aquaculture projects

Grants announced on World Oceans Day to drive seafood sustainability Sea Pact, an innovative association of ten leading North American seafood companies working together to drive industry sustainability progress, has announced funding support to three projects advancing aquaculture sustainability globally….

The BC Seafood Expo and Festival has begun

The 12th annual #BCSeafoodFest held in the Comox Valley celebrates  the bounty of BC seafood By SeaWestNews After 12 years in the making, the next generation of the BC Seafood Festival is open from June 8th to 17th and is…

“We do not recognize your territorial claims”

Sea Shepherd Society’s lawyer says the organization does not respect Indigenous territories in Canada By SeaWestNews In correspondence to a Canadian First Nation, a Sea Shepherd Society’s lawyer says the organization does not respect Indigenous territories in Canada, and the…

Aquaculture operations growing around the world

As we celebrate World Oceans Day here is a look at what some countries are doing with sustainable aquaculture programs to combat overfishing By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews More than half of the world’s fish and seafood products come from aquaculture….

BC’s aquaculture, the most transparent food-industry

The BC Seafood Festival 2018, a celebration of BC’s aquaculture industry, is fast approaching. There is no better time than right now to highlight this conversation from last year’s seafood festival. Questions and Answers with Jeremy Dunn, then executive director…

For the foodie loving fashionista attending the BC Seafood Festival

Check out these elegant and efficient pieces – pulled together by Vancouver Fashion Week’s MicroMacro magazine – to pack for your trip to the BC Seafood Festival this year. The BC Seafood Festival starts in exactly 3 days and will…

Chef Shaun Spooner will fork it out at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018

Chef Shaun Spooner, The Prime Chophouse – Courtenay, BC, was born in Edmonton, Alberta where he literally grew up in the hospitality industry – his mom was involved in Hotel Management. Later, when his mom was transferred to Victoria, B.C.,…

NIC’s Chef Bauby will be at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Bauby spent his early twenties exploring Morocco, the Canary Islands, the Cabo Verde Islands, the Ivory Coast, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, before coming to Canada in 1991 to grow his career as a chef and an instructor. With…

Chef Chance Wilke takes a chance at the BC Seafood Fest

Chef Chance Wilke knew from a young age that he was going to be a professional chef. His first food memory was at the age of 2 when he helped his mom fry an egg, and that fondness for the…

Chef Dang at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018

Chef Quang Dang, Executive Chef at Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar – Whistler, BC, was raised in Calgary, with family roots that stretch back to Scotland and the orchards and rice fields of Vietnam, Chef Quang Dang moved to Vancouver…

Chef Pabst will be at the BC Seafood Festival, Comox Valley

Chef Pabst, Executive Chef, Blue Water Cafe is one of Canada’s most accomplished chefs, Frank Pabst’s disciplined technique—earned in some of Europe’s finest kitchens—is matched to the West Coast’s abundant harvest of seafood. Widely recognized for his creative impetus and…

Chef Whittaker takes to the kitchens at the BC Seafood Festival

Forage and Chef Chris Whittaker have been recognized for their outstanding efforts by both Vancouver Magazine Green Award and Where Magazine Green Table Network Award. Most recently Whittaker was inducted into the BC Restaurant & Food Service Association Hall of…

What I know for sure about salmon farming

Fish farming facts from a conservationist and staunch aquaculture supporter By Susan Farquharson I am a committed conservationist and as such, a staunch supporter of salmon farming. And yes, those two stances can absolutely co-exist – and do, much more…

Chef Garrett Schack will be at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Garrett Schack started his career at the age of 19 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Today, he’s the Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager for Victoria’s only rooftop restaurant, Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar. From the Bay…

Pino Posteraro, Cioppino’s, é buono chef at the BC Seafood fest!

Chef Giuseppe (Pino) Posteraro was born in Lago, Italy, on March 22, 1964. At the age of twelve, he came to Canada to visit his brother not realizing at the time that later in his life he would be making…

Chef Morgan Wilson, Q at The Empress, at the BC Seafood Fest

Chef Morgan Wilson brings almost 30 years of culinary experience to his role as Executive Chef, Q at The Empress. He begun his hospitality career as Chef Apprentice with Delta Whistler in 1989. After successfully completing his apprenticeship, Chef Morgan…

B.C. First Nations tell eco-militants to stay away

Coastal First Nations leaders, salmon farm workers tell Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stay off their traditional territories and aquaculture farms By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fed up with the barrage of lies about their salmon farming operations, First Nations leaders…

Chef Matthias Fong, River Café Calgary to BC’s Comox Valley

A born and raised Calgarian, Chef Matthias Fong’s interest in the culinary world lead him to seek employment at River Café while completing his studies at the university of Calgary. Chef Matthias Fong graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in…

Meet the chef, Melissa Craig, at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Melissa Craig, Executive Chef of the Bearfoot Bistro, will be at the BC Seafood Festival. After training at Malaspina, Chef Melissa Craig moved to the southern tip of Vancouver Island and did her apprenticeship at The Sooke Harbour House…

Chef Tim Ho at the BC Seafood Festival

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chef Tim Ho is a professional culinary veteran with over 25 years of experience. The chef started his career in 1993 as a Kitchen Helper in City Garden Hotel in Hong Kong. Chef Tim…

The real deal, Peruvian-born Chef Jose Duarte

Chef Jose Duarte, was born with a passion for food; something he believes is programmed in his genes. Born in Peru, he moved to Venezuela with his family as a child, making frequent trips back to visit relatives in Lima….

Chef Scott Schneider, Ai Fiori, will be at the BC Seafood Fest!

Chef Scott Schneider, Chef De Cuisine, Ai Fiori  was born in Vermilion, in Northern Ohio, a largely agricultural area, that exposed Scott to a climate producing the freshest ingredients in spring and summer months.  Chef Scott Schneider was quite inspired…

Meet Chef Andrea Carlson at the BC Seafood Festival

For over a decade, Chef Andrea Carlson has left a resounding legacy on Vancouver’s dining scene. Chef Andrea Carlson’s commitment to homegrown ingredients and active support of local food systems has led to strong relationships forged with farmers and growers,…

Salmon farming has a key role to play in protecting wild fish

Science points not to farming but to over-fishing and climate change as the top issues our wild salmon face. Commentary By Stewart Muir As a researcher and former journalist who goes beyond the headlines to study the benefits and challenges…

Alberta-proud Chef Darren MacLean at BC Seafood Festival

Chef Darren MacLean is an Alberta-born chef who has reached much acclaim for his no-nonsense approach to cooking, depth of flavour and understanding of cuisines that stretch well beyond the prairies. After closing his previous Calgary spot, Downtownfood, MacLean set off…

Nathan Fong on Seafood, BC’s 12th annual Festival

Nathan has been an award-winning food stylist for print and film advertising since 1988 and is an internationally published food and travel journalist. Nathan Fong currently is celebrating his 27th year on Global BCTV News with his “Saturday Chefs” and…

Fairmont’s pride Chef Isabel Chung at BC’s Seafood Festival

Chef Isabel Chung began her culinary career in 2001 at the Delta Bow Valley, Calgary, Alberta, holding the roles of Second Cook and First Cook. Expanding her experience internationally, she transferred to the Fairmont Southampton in 2005 as Senior Chef…