• New $142 millio...

    Money will be used to leverage local Indigenous monitoring, guardianship programs and community-led habitat restoration efforts By SeaWestNews Ottawa and Victoria will pump $142.85 million over the next five years to support the protection of BC’s wild fisheries and enhance sustainability in the aquaculture industry. The British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will support […]

    New studies rea...

    Two new scientific studies dismantle key claims made in court by fish farm opponents. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Two new studies have reaffirmed that the piscine reovirus (PRV) is not a salmon killer in British Columbia, dismantling key claims made in court by fish farm opponents. The studies come in the wake of Ottawa’s decision not […]
  • 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 […]
  • Virus poses min...

    “Unfortunately, some Canadian government non-medical researchers aligned with US and Canadian activists are attempting to make this mostly innocuous virus the scourge of the seven seas.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) science panel has concluded that the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) poses minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon, contrary to the […]

    Aquaculture Amb...

    “Part of the reason I like aquaculture is because we are not an industry that gets to rest on our laurels. We have engaged stakeholders and communities who push us to do better every day,” Kathleen Allen, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic […]
  • “It is clear th...

    “Currently, over 90% of the planet’s wild fish stocks are being either fished to the legal maximum or overfished. It is clear the world needs aquaculture.” A note from Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard We’re all familiar with the old sayings: “Better safe than sorry” and “An ounce of prevention […]

    Observations of...

    “The power of the fish, of the river, it’s an awesome encounter’ – Chris Walling By SeaWestNews Chris Walling of Vancouver Island has a strong understanding of the importance of wild salmon, and firmly believes that a responsible and successful salmon farming industry is vital for the wild Pacific fisheries. He goes to great depths […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    “We are going to be working towards sharing information, experiences and stories of the new and exciting things happening within the aquaculture industry in British Columbia,” John B. Relyea-Voss, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic activity and employs over 25,000 people. As one […]

    A new frontier ...

    Aquaculture offers a promising avenue for economic development and sustainable local seafood production in the Caribbean, say researchers By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Caribbean has a large potential for deep sea fish farms which could produce over 34 million metric tons of seafood per year, researchers from the University of California in Santa Barbara have determined. […]
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