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‘Aquaculture one of the best ways to save wild salmon’

I’m as invested as anyone else in ensuring there’s wild salmon in the future, and I would argue that aquaculture’s probably one of the best ways of doing that.” – Dr. Zac Waddington, lead veterinarian in aquaculture for Canada’s Department…

 Buffer zone to keep eco-bullies away from salmon farms

“Given the evidence of the intimidation being carried out against Marine Harvest’s employees by the defendants, there is a necessity to have a buffer zone,” Justice Maisonville, BC Supreme Court By SeaWestNews The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Marine…

Marine Harvest HR team among “the best of the best”

Marine Harvest is a finalist for having the most outstanding HR team of the year By SeaWestNews Marine Harvest’s Human Resources team has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious Canadian HR Award. This award recognizes the most outstanding…

Farmed seafood to grow  by 40 percent worldwide: UN

A look at some of what is happening in the world of aquaculture By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The United Nations says that aquaculture (Farmed Seafood) continues to grow faster than any other major food production sector in the world as…

Sea Shepherd “unethical” for exploiting death of baby Orca

Pacific Salmon Foundation shoots down Sea Shepherd’s claim while taking aim at critics of a study it supports. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has fired a broadside at the American eco-militant group, Sea Shepherd, calling it…

Stable coastal communities because of salmon farming

Evidence of British Columbia’s success as a world leader in salmon farming is found all around, in the social fabric of coastal communities reborn thanks to the industry, says veterinarian and former salmon farmer Brad Hicks. By Paula Arab “We’re…

Funding Available For Aquaculture Projects

Sea Pact project funding available for innovative aquaculture projects By SeaWestNews Sea Pact, an innovative alliance of seafood industry leaders, has announced the opening of their seventh annual project funding cycle with a new process commencing with an initial Request…

Whale of a whopper by anti-fish farm activists

“Savaged study” used by anti-fish farming activists to link death of orca to salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A discredited study, savaged by some of the country’s top aquaculture scientists, is being trotted out again today by the anti-salmon…

Aquaculture provides oceans of opportunity for Canada

“Canada has provided leadership in the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and can do so in the future” – Dr. Donald Noakes, Dean of Science & Technology at Vancouver Island University By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada can easily boost…

Greece is the word, when it comes to Mediterranean fish farming

From Asia to Africa to Europe aquaculture is taking center stage to lift people out of poverty, help replenish wild stocks and provide a sustainable source of affordable protein. In part one of the SeaWestNews series, Sea the Future, we…

Fish farming will play a bigger role in feeding the world’s population

Salmon farms represent about .05 percent of the entire B.C. coast, they have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast B.C. marine coastline for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of B.C.’s aquaculture industry,…

More countries around the world turning to fish farms: UN

As Canadian salmon farmers push Ottawa for a Federal Aquaculture Act, the UN is also urging countries to implement proper legislation for their fish farming industry By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews More people than ever before are eating farmed fish and…

Sweet and Sour Salmon with Crispy Green Beans

Sometimes the craving for something sweet and sour can be overwhelming. Rather than ordering in 50 dollars worth of not-so-great Chinese food, why not whip up this recipe in a few minutes?         Sweet and Sour Salmon…

Salmon Recipe – Crispy Fried with Vegetables

Salmon made so easy you will do it again and again. This Asian inspired dish is simple and satisfying. You will most definitely add this to your Recipe rolodex.         Crispy Fried Salmon and Vegetables  servings 2…

A new chapter for aquaculture in the US

Proposed US legislation is similar to calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, (R-Miss. pictured), has introduced a bill that would streamline the permitting process for aquaculture farms in American waters….

Wet Lab facility aims to study pathogen transfer

City of Campbell River has big plans for developing a Salmon Centre of Excellence By SeaWestNews The BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences  (BC CAHS)  supports recommendations of the Ministry of Agriculture Advisory Council on Finfish Aquaculture (MAACFA)  report to…

The “super wicked problem” of wild Atlantic salmon decline

Some like to point the finger at salmon farming; but, the fact is no one really knows why there has been a continual decline of the Atlantic Salmon in most if not all of their native countries. By Susan Farquharson…

I’m a salmon farmer, proudly

I am proud of what we do, I love being part of an industry that was created to ensure sustainability. We operate under strict guidelines that are constantly evolving for the better. – Bruce Banta I saw this piece recently…

Salmon farmers do swimmingly in Iceland

Salmon production increase attracts new companies to fish farming in Iceland By Seawestnews Fish farming production in Iceland has increased by 38 per cent during the past 12 months, reports Fish Update. The annual figure is now 27,776 tonnes and…

Too many Chiefs, not enough leadership

The NDP has created a monster with today’s aquaculture veto-tenure announcement that will pit First Nation against First Nation, create economic chaos and clog up our already overburdened courts. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews When Harold Sewid speaks about the benefits…

17.5 billion meals, 132,600 jobs thanks to salmon farmers

Farmed salmon has become a staple of healthy and affordable diets around the world By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The global salmon farming industry continues to evolve sustainably, producing 17.5 billion meals every year and creating 132,600 jobs in coastal communities…

Wild salmon first or money first?

A chance for the money boys to make more money around the hysteria about salmon farming in BC By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun by well-known local entrepreneurs urged Premier John Horgan (pictured) to let…

 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….

Seafood Expo salutes World Oceans Day

World Oceans day is a timely opportunity for us to be thankful for the bounty from our seas By SeawestNews World Oceans Day on June 8 is a timely opportunity for us to be thankful for the bounty from our…