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Asian companies show up in force at BC Seafood Expo

Over 40 international seafood companies are making a beeline for the upcoming 2018 B.C. Seafood Expo on Vancouver Island. By SeawestNews Asian nations are embracing marine aquaculture as the solution for depleting wild stocks and as a source of sustainable…

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…

Discovery will revolutionize oyster farming worldwide

Shellfish expert to share discovery on how to “disease-proof” oysters at Seafood Expo 2018 By SeawestNews Ocean acidification caused by climate change is recognized as a key threat to shellfish populations and sustainable shellfish farming in BC. It is for…

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…

Sea the future at Seafood Expo workshops

Salmon farmers have committed $1.5 million in research funds to be utilized in collaborations with government, academic and independent research institutions.  By SeawestNews Fisheries experts will gather at the BC Seafood Expo on Vancouver Island next month to gain a…

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…

Peruvian fusion Chef Bouvette at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018.

Shelome Bouvette, owner and executive chef of Chicha’s, a modern Peruvian fusion tapas restaurant, is regarded as one of the female pioneers in the culinary industry with her signature modern west coast Latin fusion. A veteran Vancouver chef, as well as trained pastry Chef,…

Meet BC Seafood Festival guest chef Eva Chin

Born and raised on a farm in Hawaii, Eva grew up surrounded by the tropical bounty that Mother Nature has to offer – the mountains, the ocean, and the earth. Her grandparents were farmers and fishermen, and since she was young, she greatly appreciated how food was…

Conservation groups support sustainable aquaculture

Farming the sea sustainably increases the security of our food supply, the supply of healthy protein while reducing the ecological footprint, say conservation groups. By SeaWestNews Anti-fish farm groups in BC, trying to kill the sustainable aquaculture industry, want you…

Chef Mark Best, cruising in the kitchen at BC Seafood Festival

Chef Mark Best is amongst Australia’s most awarded and revered chefs. At Marque restaurant he cemented his place in the upper echelons of the global fine dining scene. Amongst a raft of awards Marque was featured for three years running…

Plans for the BC Seafood Festival?

In just a little over two weeks I will be attending the BC Seafood Festival which is being held in Comox Valley, Vancouver Island from June 8th to June 17th. By Ana Roman SeaWestNews I am beyond excited for a…

Dock Days of summer at the BC Seafood Expo

If you are planning to meet the skipper and crew of the Pacific Discovery and learn more about Fish Safe register for your Expo All Access Pass. By SeawestNews Cheryl Lawson has been on the high seas fishing since she…

10-year plan for Scotland’s salmon farming industry

‘I can’t think of an industry that had been on the receiving end of so much criticism and been given so little credit for its successes.’ By Seawestnews The Scottish government is to work in tandem with the country’s fish…

Learn and advance with Excel at BC Seafood Expo

Excel Career College’s aquaculture expert to host five workshops at BC Seafood Expo 2018 By SeawestNews So you want to know more about the science of aquaculture. Perhaps you are interested in the secrets of the seafood industry like salmonid…

Sea sensations at the BC Seafood Festival 2018

New and enhanced competitions will light up the stages at the BC Seafood Festival on Vancouver Island By SeawestNews Top international and local celebrity chefs and oyster shuckers will be leveraging their skills and swagger to win top prizes and…

Expo to explore First Nations opportunities in seafood value chain

Over 40 First Nations and Indigenous communities are now directly or indirectly involved in farming seafood in Canada. By SeaWestNews The BC Seafood Expo next month will examine business opportunities for First Nations communities along the entire aquaculture and fisheries…

Raising awareness about salmon farming

Raising awareness about salmon farming through conversations not confrontations Dozens of people from varying backgrounds on Vancouver Island recently met to have a respectful dialogue on salmon farming off the BC Coast. The participation was organized by Headwaters Community Conversations…

Court orders protestors to stop harassing fish farm workers

Marine Harvest continues to hope for meaningful dialogue with protestors  By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fish farm workers at Swanson Island, who have been subject to aggressive and bullying behaviour by protestors, are heaving a sigh of relief after a court…

The Truth About Land Based RAS and Water Usage

Land Based Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) and Water Usage. A guide to understanding what land based RAS means for the environment.  By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews A few weeks ago, an article was published discussing the water requirements of the proposed…

Salmon farmers top eco-efficient animal protein charts: report

Salmon farmers’ commitment to transparency is evidence that they are committed to building a sustainable future, says World Wildlife Federation (WWF) By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of protein production –…

Mother’s Day Salmon-lunch in the backyard – Jaimie Oliver

Come Sunday, every single restaurant will be fully booked with waiting lines wrapping around the corners of buildings. Make your Mother’s Day stress-free, with this “Mouth-Watering Fennel Crusted Salmon by Jamie Oliver.” This year’s Mother’s day, save yourself the stress…

New Poll – it doesn’t add up

It was revealed on April 30th that one in four British Columbians were opposed to open net pen salmon farming. Problem is, the poll wasn’t all that representative. By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews I remember from my university days, when studying…

 Plenty of fish in Pacific Northwest says new study

Study backed by anti-salmon farm financiers say there is an abundance of salmon in the Pacific Northwest By SeaWestNews A new study shows the number of pink, chum and sockeye salmon in the Pacific Northwest have been more abundant during…

 “Shocking” glass sponge reef video not that shocking, says expert

Glass sponge reef video being peddled by anti-fish farm lobby is a natural occurrence says expert (PICTURE: The top is a screen grab from a video of dead glass sponge reefs purportedly close to a salmon farm in the Broughton…

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