• A shark fin cou...

    Modernised Fisheries Act bans shark finning and the import and export of fins that are not attached to the shark By SeaWestNews Canada has modernised its Fisheries Act to ban the practice of shark finning and the import and export of shark fins that are not attached to a shark carcass.  Shark finning refers to […]

    A new approach ...

    “A sustainable aquaculture sector will provide safe, high-quality Canadian products to markets here at home and around the world.” By Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Wild Pacific salmon are incredibly important to the people of BC. It is a part of our identity, culture and the marine ecosystem. That is […]
  • Salmon farmers ...

    New PRV testing policy will only apply to aquaculture industry for now as government begins consultation on the transfer of live fish into the ocean environment. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Fish farm hatcheries in British Columbia will have to test for two foreign strains of the piscine reovirus (PRV) under a new policy being implemented by […]

    ‘A unique oppor...

    The BC Seafood Expo and Festival provides B.C. companies the opportunity to promote their products to an international audience and generate export leads – George Chow, Minister of State for Trade. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s reputation as a world renowned seafood source is attracting buyers from all over the world to this year’s edition […]
  • Choctaw Nation ...

    The BC Seafood Expo is one of the largest seafood industry trade shows in the Pacific Northwest. By SeaWestNews The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, one of America’s most successful Native Tribes, is heading to the 2019 B.C. Seafood Expo in search of food partnerships with local First Nations enterprises. With a dazzling array of businesses […]

    Broad range of ...

    Newly-minted British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund has received 192 applications. By SeaWestNews The newly-minted British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund has received 192 applications to support the protection of wild fisheries and enhance sustainability in the seafood industry. The first stage for the applications closed April 15, 2019, said a Department of […]
  • 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 […]
  • 2019 BC Seafood...

    Announcing the 13th Annual B.C. Seafood Festival from June 7-16, 2019 in the Beautiful Comox Valley, Vancouver Island Commencing April 12th, the Limited Release Day-Pass or Weekend Pass for the Signature Weekend (June 15 and 16) will be available for purchase with automatic entry into a draw for free weekend accommodation. Comox Valley, B.C., April […]

    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 […]
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