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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 by Bruce Banta, a BC salmon farmer and was reminded of the first time I […]

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 of salmon farming to his community, he starts with an introduction about his ancestry. Sewid’s […]
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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 For SeaWestNews A lovely drawing of a salmon farm hangs on the wall of my […]
  • by SeaWestNews
  • June 28, 2018

  BC Seafood Festival to showcase a galaxy of chefs

The BC Seafood Festival, held in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, is from June 8 to 17 By SeaWestNews A growing list of internationally renowned chefs will be celebrating and presenting the best of local seafood during the BC Seafood Festival.  In addition, a range of top restaurants will proudly be presenting BC Seafood on […]
  • by SeaWestNews
  • May 7, 2018

 Iconic UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) backs salmon farming

Marks and Spencer (M&S), which operates in 50 countries, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Marks and Spencer, the iconic UK retailer, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming in a submission to the Scottish parliament’s inquiry into the aquaculture industry. The international, multichannel retailer operating […]
  • by SeaWestNews
  • May 2, 2018

Aquaculture’s popularity growing globally says new report

Global aquaculture market, valued at $170 billion, seen as major driver of the food industry worldwide By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The growing market for farmed fish and other aquaculture products underscores its growing popularity around the world as a sustainable solution to counter the decline and depletion of marine resources, says a new report. Aquaculture […]
  • by SeaWestNews
  • April 2, 2018