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Union slams plan to ban ocean salmon farms in BC

First Nations also denounce Canadian actors William Shatner and Ryan Reynolds for a video filled with profanity that attacks the salmon farming sector. By Fabian…

Open-net salmon farming ban in BC is illogical: The Food Prof.

“To me it doesn’t make any logical sense to do what the government is doing right now…from a food security perspective this decision is incredibly…

Ocean salmon farming ban in BC puts thousands of jobs at risk

“Many of us have recently bought houses and are starting families, and now we have no idea what our future holds…we as young people are…

Ban on ocean salmon farms in BC triggers fierce backlash

Liberal government’s decision to ban open-net salmon farming in British Columbia impacts thousands of jobs and makes a mockery of reconciliation pledges with First Nations…

Salmon farmers slam ‘unrealistic’ land-based transition news report

  “The idea that 70,000 tonnes of BC salmon can be produced on land in five years is unrealistic and ignores the current capabilities of…

Aquaculture is growing rapidly everywhere except in Canada

“We need to produce more food, and improve access to food, and aquaculture offers a way to do this effectively.” – Food and Agriculture Organization…

Court rejects bid for judicial review of salmon farm closures

Ruling will not impact the future delivery of a responsible transition plan or the upcoming marine aquaculture licencing decision, states the BC Salmon Farmers Association. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A Federal…

The price of shutting down salmon farms in BC

BC salmon farm closures will trigger substantial economic disruptions, massive job losses and heighten the nation’s food insecurity, states a new report By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews…

“We protect wild salmon while farming salmon for Canadian families”

As the Federal cabinet meets to decide the future of aquaculture in BC, First Nations pen an open letter to Canadians on why salmon farming…

Aquaculture: activists push an imaginary problem with an imaginary disease

As the Federal cabinet meets to determine the future of salmon farming in British Columbia, anti-salmon farming activists are conjuring up more falsehoods to vilify…

First Nation develops ‘Innovation Plan’ for aquaculture in its traditional territory

First Nation’s plan is a pioneering framework for sustainable finfish aquaculture that integrates stewardship of natural resources with community-led economic development. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Developed…

Support your salmon farmers, global seafood group tells Canada

“The salmon farming sector in BC is an invaluable contributor to local economies and provides a reliable source of healthy, responsible protein to Canada and…

Aquaculture: “Our people need hope for the future”

Aquaculture supply and support companies, which sustain the livelihoods of thousands of British Columbians, call for six-year salmon farm licence renewals. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture…

“We are wild salmon stewards and salmon farmers”

Aquaculture pioneers, the Kitasoo Xai’xais First Nation, is inviting the public to come see for themselves how modern salmon farming has transformed their remote community….

Anti-salmon farming activists pit First Nation against First Nation

Many First Nations, who supposedly have lent their support to an anti-fish farming lobby group, are themselves involved in projects that pose a myriad of…

New probe involves old claims by anti-salmon farming activists

Investigation pushed for by marine aquaculture opponents seen as a ploy to delay salmon farm licence renewals in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews An investigation…

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 Nation in BC earns prestigious Blue Park Award

This Earth Day, the Kitasoo Xai’xais First Nation in British Columbia is celebrating getting the prestigious Blue Park Award for exceptional marine biodiversity conservation. By…

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…

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…

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…

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…