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Why Ottawa needs to renew salmon farming licences in BC

The responsible path towards building a strong Blue Economy, must include a vibrant BC salmon farming sector, say Canada’s land and sea farmers in an…

Cermaq Canada to trial algal oil in its salmon feed

The introduction of algal oil aims to significantly reduce Cermaq’s dependence on traditional marine fish oils in their salmon feed. By SeaWestNews In a ground-breaking…

Affordable, sustainable home-grown salmon being taken from Canadians

“Canadians have said again and again that they want access to more Canadian-produced food. In the case of Canadian-raised salmon, they’re being denied and are…

First Nations share their aquaculture success stories

“When you purchase seafood from us, you join our journey and become part of the circle.   Every purchase breathes new life into your community and…

Mowi earns Good Housekeeping Seal for its delectable, healthy salmon

Recognition comes as a new report projects that the salmon fish market will be worth USD 35.5 billion by 2032 due to the growing popularity…

Aquaculture making clear headway for alternative feed ingredients

Seafood farmers are using diverse protein ingredients to improve feed security for more sustainable aquaculture. By SeaWestNews A new study says the aquaculture industry is…

Netflix series loaded with misinformation about farmed salmon

Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) states new Netflix series lacks factual and balanced information that helps people make educated decisions about seafood, aquaculture, and their health….

Why washing machines are endangering tiny ocean creatures

People can make a big impact by simply making changes to how they do laundry – study Rochelle Baker,Local Journalism Initiative Microscopic creatures vastly important…

Sockeye salmon are growing faster due to climate change

However, it’s not a given that bigger is always better states a new study from Simon Fraser University By Rochelle BakerLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Climate change…

Documentary to feature Canada’s only Indigenous coast guard

“The series sends a powerful message to communities up and down the coast that we can and will protect the people within our territories” By Sam…

Netflix feeds viewers with vegan propaganda in ‘biased’ new series

New Netflix series on diet and nutrition shows why balanced programming is as important as a balanced diet. CommentaryBy Ian Roberts A new Netflix series…

A Christmas combo of crispy Seafood Wonton Bites

Second in a series of seafood recipes with wine pairings that will add a dash of elegance and uniqueness to your holiday table. By SeaWestNews…

Get festive with this Maple-Mustard Glazed Sheet Pan Salmon

First in a series of seafood recipes with wine pairings that will add a dash of elegance and uniqueness to your holiday table. By SeaWestNews…

The truth about red dye in farmed salmon

  Claims that farmed salmon are bad for you because the fish are fed dyes to turn their flesh red are utterly false and perpetuate a…

Salmon SWAT teams to help fish during drought

Emergency solutions need to be partnered with a comprehensive approach to protect salmon from drought on the West Coast.  By Rochelle BakerLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter A provincewide drought…

Net gains: Aquaculture news from around the world

Asia’s appetite for Scottish salmon grows as Tasmania and America look to build a more robust aquaculture industry. By SeaWestNews SCOTLAND – Scottish salmon is…

First Nations suffer to save salmon stocks

“We can smell the salmon in the river when they’re running, but we cannot go out and fish” By Rochelle Baker, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterCanada’s National…

The big lie about the ‘dye’ in farmed salmon

The colour of farmed salmon comes from adding an antioxidant to their feed, with benefits for everyone By Dr. Stefanie ColomboDalhousie University A barrage of…

Canada’s salmon farmers need more collaboration not conflict

While the rest of the world is increasing aquaculture production, campaigners with varying self-interests have been determined to shut down salmon farms in Canada. Commentary…

Exciting Careers In The Salmon Aquaculture Industry

Mowi is the world’s leading seafood company and the largest producer of farm-raised salmon with 12 000 aquaculture employees in 25 countries. Is this the…

Farmed salmon is critical for Canada’s food security

The salmon served on most Canadian plates comes from farms, not from the wild, and this takes the pressure off wild stocks. CommentaryBy Timothy Kennedy…

Why Atlantic Canada wants aquaculture to keep growing

“One need only go to the communities to talk to the people working in the sector and the business groups to see what aquaculture is…

Salmon farmers dominate global protein sustainability rankings: report

Salmon farmers Mowi and Grieg Seafood, who raise fish in BC,  considered to be the lowest risk protein producers in the world By SeaWestNews Salmon…

Science not politics should drive sustainable aquaculture policies

The impact of recent political decisions relating to aquaculture in British Columbia and Washington equates to the direct loss of hundreds of full-time salmon farming…

‘Salmon Wars’ in the media undermines aquaculture sustainability

Extremist criticism of farmed salmon may have made sense a decade ago, but in 2022 we must question the quality of the research used by…

An insincere consultation about salmon farming in BC

The Federal government’s nonsensical policy about salmon farming in BC only hurts local communities and First Nations, while failing to do anything to address the…

Aquaculture sector thanks Atlantic Canada’s premiers

“When it comes to salmon farming, Atlantic Canada is unique – and that uniqueness is key to our sector’s success,” states an open letter to…

Lobster industry clawing back from COVID-19 pandemic hits

Government bailouts for the lobster industry have been controversial among both politicians and consumers By Kevin FaganSeaWestNews According to a newly released report by the…

Another smolt step in Grieg’s aquaculture transition plan

Grieg Seafood’s hatchery expansion project will allow juvenile salmon to grow longer on land before being transferred to sea farms in British Columbia By SeaWestNews…

Why we need more aquaculture in our oceans

“Farming fish in the ocean provides climate-friendly protein with low greenhouse gas emissions and little to no conversion of land.” Guest Commentary By Sarah Brenholt During…