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Author: Fabian Dawson

Another study shows salmon farms pose low disease risk to wild fish

No apparent relationship between the prevalence of virus infection in wild salmon and fish farms states a new Norwegian study, reaffirming conclusions of Canadian and…

Mega science review showcases the realities of salmon farming in BC

“We are going to take back what is being taken from us,” say First Nations as a scientific review showcases the realities of salmon farming…

Top aquaculture advocate calls it a day with Mowi

“Aquaculture, in particular salmon farming has been my life and passion,” says Ian Roberts, who is departing Mowi after a three-decade career in the seafood…

Leonardo DiCaprio needs an education about salmon farming

BC’s salmon farmers and First Nations invite Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio to tour their operations after he repeats false information about salmon aquaculture. By Fabian…

Canada’s seafood farmers seek federal dollars to boost aquaculture

Budget 2024 – Canada’s seafood farmers are calling on Ottawa to support the growth of shellfish aquaculture and fund long-term domestic seafood marketing programs. By…

Poseidon reels in investments to boost aquaculture tech

Poseidon’s innovative aquaculture solutions are enabling fish farms to be more productive, sustainable and resilient, while meeting the increased global demand for sustainable protein. By…

No more salmon farm closures in BC pending transition plan

Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier reiterates her stand on the aquaculture sector in BC as activists continue collecting donations to spread falsehoods about salmon farming. By…

Will a ban on sports fishing replenish wild salmon stocks?

“If they are claiming that the closure of our salmon farms will bring the wild fish back, then we should also be asking what a…

Aquaculture top of mind at Seafood Expo North America

Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier to lead Canadian delegation to Seafood Expo after meetings with US and UN officials to boost the ocean economy. By Fabian…

Mandate muddle mars aquaculture transition plan in British Columbia

Anti-salmon farming activists falsely accuse government scientists of rigging aquaculture research and rewriting a ministerial mandate. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Frustrated that their fearmongering about salmon…

Investments in aquaculture and wild fisheries to drive Canada’s ocean economy

“I’m confident the investments will help the aquaculture and fisheries sectors to become even more sustainable and environmentally friendly” – Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries….

Aquaculture jobs and vessels sail away from British Columbia

Aquaculture job losses mount as uncertainty grows over the future of salmon farming in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The uncertainty over the future of…

The world needs more aquaculture says the UN food agency

Canada’s seafood farmers urge Ottawa to take heed of the UN’s calls for 35% growth in aquaculture by 2030 to fight global hunger By Fabian…

Canada mulls longer licence terms for salmon farmers

Proposed conditions of licence changes include extension of marine aquaculture permits for a period of between two and six years. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers…

Anti-aquaculture activists push attacks on government scientists

Strategic motive is to discredit government scientists and weaken the legitimacy of regulatory agencies to bolster support and public donations for anti-salmon farming activist groups….

Aquaculture tech companies showcase innovations to Canadian MPs

MPs to get a first-hand understanding on how new technologies continue to make aquaculture a low-impact, eco-friendly way to raise protein. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Some…

Factually incorrect anti-salmon farming ads removed, again

The continued spread of misinformation by anti-salmon farming groups emphasizes the need for responsible advocacy based on facts and science. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-salmon farming…

“Great friend of Canadian aquaculture” appointed to Senate

Mary Robinson, a dynamic national champion of land and sea farmers, was the past-president of Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Mary Robinson,…

Energy risks grow for land-based salmon farming in British Columbia

“The big question is how are we going to increase power production and who is going to pay for it,” – Barry Penner, Chair of…

New aquaculture developments, opportunities emerge globally in 2024

“In a growing world, fisheries and aquaculture offer a sustainable food source,” – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews…

BC reiterates support for salmon farming First Nations

“First Nations which have oversight over aquaculture in their territories should have a direct role in determining the future of salmon farming in BC –…

Canada failing First Nations salmon farming communities in BC

“We are the stewards of our territories. We are salmon farmers. We have always managed these fish in our traditional territories, and we will continue…

Activists ratchet up campaign of misinformation about salmon aquaculture

Billboards containing false information about salmon farms removed in Ottawa while anti-aquaculture activists in British Columbia regurgitate old incidental bycatch data. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-aquaculture…

First Nations call for nine-year renewal of salmon farming licences

“If Canada is going to walk the talk on true reconciliation, I think every Canadian would agree that the future of modern salmon farming in…

Toxic hotspots, road runoff endangering BC salmon runs

Emerging threats will further endanger British Columbia’s wild salmon populations say recent studies and reports. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture detractors, especially on Canada’s west coast,…

Seafood farmers rip aquaculture report by Parliamentary Committee

“While we have become accustomed to biased media reporting and activist discourse around our work, we expect a balanced and informed approach from a Parliamentary…

Why anti-salmon farming activists fear Canada’s new Fisheries Minister

“These activists are getting desperate…They want a minister, like the previous two, who will listen to their unfounded claims and ignore the peer-reviewed science about…

Salmon farmers ranked as world’s top protein producers

Aquaculture companies, like Mowi and Grieg Seafood, continue to outperform land-based protein producers on all risk factors. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers continue to produce…

Courts rein in anti-salmon farming activist, US politician

Courts act against an “irrational” anti-aquaculture activist in Scotland and a Washington State public official, who is trying to shut down salmon farms for political…

MP unable to handle the facts about aquaculture

MP Lisa Marie Barron parrots anti-salmon farming agenda for political gain rather than to protect wild Pacific salmon: Letter By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers in…