Anti-fish farm activists leave taxpayers with hefty bills

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 […]

Wild vs Farmed Salmon is not a dilemma

Now that I live in Vancouver, there are certain culinary matters that I am required to have an opinion on. Gluten, fermentation, GMOs, wild vs farmed salmon, for examples. By Taz Bacchus SeaWestNews Our responsibility as consumers is to always strive to be thoughtful and critical with our decision making. We do not have to […]
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Canada’s fish and seafood exports strong and growing

The value of Canada’s fish and seafood exports continued trending upward in 2017 with $6.9 billion in exports just last year. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Once again this year, Canada has a significant presence at the Seafood Expo North America with over 100 exhibitors, that is being held in Boston, Massachusetts. “With thousands of seafood […]
  • by SeaWestNews
  • March 12, 2018

Why Germans prefer farmed salmon

Farmed salmon trumps wild in German taste test When it comes to the German palate, farmed salmon tastes better than wild salmon., based in London, reports that the German charity Warentest has investigated and concluded: in the taste test, fresh farmed salmon is clearly ahead of the game. The charity suggested that because most […]
  • by SeaWestNews
  • February 22, 2018

3 billion people rely on seafood to survive

“Approximately three billion people in the world rely on both wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein.”  WWF Sustainable Seafood (link below) Here in British Columbia our aquaculture industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 60 years. There have been many learning curves over the decades but thankfully by […]
  • by SeaWestNews
  • February 20, 2018

World waking up to British Columbia Seafood

British Columbia continues to use safe and healthy farming practices to assist nature in staying ahead of the snowballing requests for seafood today. By Seawest News British Columbians know all about the bounty from their seas and are passionately protective about what lies beneath our oceans. Now the world is quickly waking up to what […]
  • by SeaWestNews
  • January 5, 2018