• Canada commits ...

    “Only by working together can we build a blue economy that is prosperous and sustainable, and leaves no one behind” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada has pledged tens of millions of dollars for sustainable growth that will build resilient coastal communities to underline its determination to be a leader in […]

    Do you know a s...

    Seafood Champion Awards look to honor individuals and organizations contributing in meaningful ways to advancing seafood sustainability By SeaWestNews Do you know a sustainable seafood champion? If you do, SeaWeb wants to know about their work to be considered for the 2019 Seafood Champion Awards. Nominations for the awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to sustainable […]
  • Meet the future...

    “We hail from across Canada’s thriving seafood farming sector…and we all share the same passion for advancing this incredibly dynamic and sustainable sector.” – RJ Taylor By SeaWestNews The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) has unveiled its National Youth Council, to showcase the growing presence of young people in the sustainable future of farming the […]

    Oceans of oppor...

    “There is often a misunderstanding that economic growth and environmental protection must be mutually exclusive.” Opinion By Lisa Stadelbauer Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nairobi. At The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference Throughout history, oceans, seas, lakes and rivers have provided life and livelihoods to people around the world. Today, they are a multi-trillion-dollar […]
  • Northern Harves...

    Northern Harvest Sea Farms seeks Compliance and Certification manager Northern Harvest Sea Farms, one of the oldest aquaculture operations in the Americas, is looking for a Compliance and Certification manager to join its growing team. Northern Harvest Sea Farms is part of the Marine Harvest group of companies and has marine operations in New Brunswick […]

    Canadian-owned ...

    VeroBlue Farms demise adds to the scepticism around the financial viability and environmental sustainability of land-based fish farm operations. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A Canadian-owned land based fish farm in Iowa has gone belly-up with over US$100 million in debt, adding to the litany of failed businesses that try to grow fish on land. VeroBlue […]
  • Aquaculture get...

    Scotland is the third largest farmed salmon producer in the world, and by volume, Scottish salmon accounts for Heathrow Airport’s biggest export. By SeaWestNews The United Kingdom has set aside C$8.6 million to fund 12 research projects as part of the national efforts to boost its sustainable aquaculture industry. The UK Aquaculture Initiative is a […]

    Noise about wha...

    “With fake science, as long as you repeat it often enough it takes on a life of its own,” – Dr. Andrew Trites, director of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The noise made about the noise around the proposed increase in oil tanker traffic impacting killer whales and salmon in B.C. […]
  • China set to ha...

    First harvest of farmed salmon from mega ocean farm expected at next Chinese Lunar New Year China’s first batch of farmed salmon will hit the market ahead of the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, next February, according to state media Xinhua. The fish is from the “Shenlan 1,” the world’s largest fully-submersible fish […]

    The science of ...

    Both sides in the salmon farming debate recognize that there are gaps in research, studies and investigations but they disagree on what to do about it. The debate around fish farming in Canada has for the most part pit economics against the environment. As we observe World Fisheries Day this year, it will be worthwhile […]
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