Anti-fish farm activists’ adverse effects on sustainability

Look, when we speak of sustainability we are speaking about the three major guidelines people and corporations must follow so we can one day arrive at a truly sustainable global life.  By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Environmental sustainability is the ability of the environment to support a defined level of environmental quality and natural resource extraction […]

Why is the anti-fish farm lobby so afraid of science?

Anti-fish farm activists ratchet up conspiracy campaign against Canadian scientists and studies Commentary By Fabian Dawson Fearing that Canadian science will drown out their claims, the anti-fish farm lobby has embarked on a campaign to discredit upcoming studies by the government to develop better aquaculture standards. Taking the cue from Twitt-ler-in-chief Donald Trump, who constantly […]
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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 […]
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  • April 2, 2018

Coastal communities speak up for BC’s salmon farming industry

Premier John Horgan inundated with letters from the often neglected voices in BC’s coastal communities that depend on salmon farms By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Workers in British Columbia’s salmon farming industry have sent hundreds of letters to the office of Premier John Horgan about what the future could hold for a sustainable industry that thousands […]
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  • April 1, 2018

 “Salmon capital of the world” wants Federal Aquaculture Act

Polarized sides in aquaculture debate need to realize there’s a middle ground somewhere that is well worth trying to find, states Campbell River Chamber of Commerce. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Campbell River, which prides itself as the Salmon Capital of the World, is urging the B.C. government to work with Ottawa to provide fair access […]
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  • March 21, 2018

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 […]
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  • March 12, 2018