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Politics drives Faustian salmon aquaculture pact in BC

“To remain in power, the PMO is willing to sacrifice the citizens and their children and future generations of Northern Vancouver Islanders to a life…

Federal Court rejects ministerial bid to shut down BC salmon farms

New ruling reaffirms that “salmon aquaculture in B.C. poses no more than a minimal risk to wild salmon”, countering the false claims by anti-fish farm…

Science sleuths to study deep sea salmon secrets

Four vessels and more than 60 international scientists from Canada, Japan, the U.S., Russia and Korea are taking part in one of the largest-ever surveys…

Changes at the helm of the BC Salmon Farmers Association

Veteran aquaculture industry expert named as interim executive director of BC Salmon Farmers Association. By SeaWestNews The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) has announced that…

Commercial fishers in Alaska ‘plundering’ threatened B.C. salmon

Nearly 800,000 sockeye salmon were caught in Alaskan fishing districts just north of the border in 2021, and most of those fish would be headed…

Salmon farmer invests millions to improve aquaculture sustainability

Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. will employ ‘underwater eyes’ at its BC salmon farms for improved sustainability By SeaWestNews Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. (Grieg) has entered…

2022 is the year to make it happen for Canada’s wild and farmed fisheries

The Fisheries Council of Canada and the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, the national associations representing wild and farmed seafood respectively, have come together to provide…

Salmon farmer Mowi tops global sustainable protein rankings

Salmon farmers at the forefront of sustainable food production in the latest Coller FAIRR Protein Index, which ranks the world’s key food producers on sustainability…

Aquaculture will help rebuild Salish Sea – tribal leader

“Sustainable fish-farming allows us to continue harvesting locally grown seafood without further depleting our native stocks. I firmly believe aquaculture is part of the solution, not…

Aquaculture propels First Nations, tribal communities towards ‘self-reliance’

New video shows the value of aquaculture for the environment and economic growth of  tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest By SeaWestNews Tribal communities across…

Seafood farmers, agri-food producers unite for UN Summit

Canada’s seafood farmers, ranchers and agri-food producers pledge to develop food systems that serve people and planet as world leaders meet at historic UN Food…

Aquaculture leaders honour fish farming pioneer Dan Swecker

Former Washington state senator and war hero championed aquaculture as a job creator and as a way to produce local seafood that people could afford…

An open letter to election candidates from BC’s salmon farmers

“With certainty and a secure future, BC’s aquaculture sector could invest an additional $1.4 billion in innovation and create nearly 10,000 new full-time jobs by…

Make a ‘pledge’ to know us urge BC salmon farmers

Activism and the spread of misinformation about salmon farming – clearly meant to divide and polarize communities – poses an imminent threat to family supporting…

Canada’s opportunity to seize the global seafood podium

Canada’s seafood sector ticks so many boxes: sustainable production, food security, low-carbon food, coastal community development, Indigenous reconciliation, science and innovation. Guest CommentaryBy Paul Lansbergen…

Net gains from aquaculture for First Nations businesses

“In the past 20 years I’ve advocated for aquaculture and believed in it even when others spoke down to it” – Richard Harry, a member…

Salmon producer Cermaq to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Salmon producer Cermaq sets binding climate goals for its aquaculture operations to cut greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring food security By SeaWestNews Cermaq will cut…

Poseidon making waves for salmon aquaculture in Scotland

Award winning technology from BC aquaculture company will protect Scottish salmon from potentially harmful plankton By SeaWestNews Aquaculture technology company, Poseidon Ocean Systems is all…

“Let’s get the facts right about aquaculture Mr. Risley”

Former wild seafood mogul John Risley spouts false claims about aquaculture By Susan Farquharson Here’s an old adage that does not need an update: Everyone…

Remembering Kurt Grinnell, the Native American aquaculture leader

“He was a storyteller, who could bring alive the stories about ancestral life, including the importance of aquaculture, which was part of the Salish people…

Trudeau faces aquaculture conundrum with Green New Deal

When it comes to aquaculture, especially salmon farming, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is speaking out of both sides of his mouth with a Green New…

What Canada’s Blue Economy means to fishers and seafood farmers

New video series to highlight the benefits of the Blue Economy features 10 Canadian voices from the seafood industry By SeaWestNews The Fisheries Council of…

BC fisheries, aquaculture projects get clean tech boost

Over $5.4 million set aside for 36 fisheries and aquaculture projects to boost clean economic growth in British Columbia’s seafood industry By SeaWestNews Thirty six…

Ignorance spurs bullying in BC’s aquaculture industry

Why are those with the least knowledge of aquaculture making the most noise about salmon farms and bullying women in the industry? CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews…

Letter – Millennials in aquaculture worried about their futures

“The point of this letter is to inform you Prime Minister Trudeau and Team, that we millennials are worried about our futures, and the future…

Letter – Salmon farm ban needs a judicial review

Salmon Farm Ban – “It appears to me that her “social licence” was a purely political decision.” By SeaWestNews In making her sudden decision to…

“What now Prime Minister”, ask aquaculture millennial leaders

Decision to phase out salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands is having a profound impact on young people, who once looked ahead to a long…

DFO “structurally and culturally” unable to oversee aquaculture

In the divisive debate over aquaculture in Canada, anti-fish farm activists and seafood farmers seem to agree on one issue – the Department of Fisheries…

Beyond the decision to close salmon farms in the Discovery Islands

MP and husband hold celebratory dinner as North Vancouver Island reacts to the closure of salmon farms in the Discovery Islands, that will likely kill…

Social licence trumps science in Discovery Islands’ salmon farming decision

But it does not mean First Nations have veto powers over salmon farming operations in their traditional territories, says Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries and…