• “The future of ...

    Political commitments, scientific collaborations and constructive conversations highlight opening of the Aquaculture Canada Conference 2019. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s commitment to sustainable harvesting of seafood was reaffirmed by both the federal and B.C. provincial governments at the 2019 Aquaculture Canada Conference in Victoria, which opened today. The industry needs to be powered by political commitments, […]

    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 […]
  • Scientists set ...

    “We are all anxious to see and learn about the findings, so that we can better tackle the problems together,” John Paul Fraser, executive director of the B.C. Salmon Farmers. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Berthed at Vancouver’s Ballantyne Pier under wintry skies, the MV Professor Kaganovsky, a veteran of the high seas, does not look like […]

    Feds announce a...

    BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will focus on salmon habitat protection and restoration By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Ottawa will contribute more than $100 million over the next six years for a British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today. The provincial funding […]
  • Ottawa funds to...

    Funding will enhance B.C.’s reputation for sustainable aquaculture and fishery practices says Lana Popham, BC Minister of Agriculture By Taz Bacchus SeaWestNews Ottawa has announced over $225,000 in funding from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program to support clean economic growth for six British Columbia businesses. “These projects will help energize the growth […]

    A common vision...

    B.C. government releases advisory council report on salmon aquaculture By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A B.C. government panel’s report on aquaculture underscores the need for salmon farm practices to better align with a common vision on the importance of sustaining wild Pacific salmon. It also reaffirms the importance for government and the salmon farming industry to […]
  • Anti-fish farm ...

    Another government review, costing $100,000, dismisses claims by anti-fish farm activists in British Columbia By Fabian Dawson SeawestNews More often than not, when scientists debunk the claims that fish farms are causing the decline of wild stocks, their work is labelled as bought and paid for by the aquaculture industry. The emotionally-charged but fact-deficit anti-fish […]
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