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All of Mowi’s Campbell River fish farms now ASC certified

ASC Certification is validation that fish farms are being operated to the world’s highest standards in British Columbia By SeaWestNews Mowi Canada West has made another step towards its goal of achieving Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification at all its…

Sizeable Canadian delegation at aquaculture tech summit

40th anniversary of Aqua Nor, the world’s largest trade exhibition for fish farming technology attracts 600 exhibitors from 26 countries. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A sizeable Canadian delegation is heading to Norway this week to attend the 40th anniversary of Aqua…

Why Canada needs to grow its aquaculture industry

Regulators, working with communities, scientists and investors, should re-double their efforts to find a way to let the aquaculture industry grow and thrive. Commentary By Mohammad Ali RazaSeaWestNews The Opportunity The potential in Atlantic Canada of economically sustainable aquaculture has…

Wild smoked salmon product recalled after Listeria fears

Western Family Original Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Nuggets recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes By SeaWestNews The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling a brand of wild smoked salmon due to the risk of it being contaminated with Listeria. In a…

Salmon – Farmed and Nutritious

Two new studies in Sweden and UK show farmed salmon is packed with nutrients, has a low impact on the environment and is free of medicinal residues. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews When it comes to seafood, farmed salmon is packed with…

Aquatrans, a driving force for aquaculture in B.C.

“We started because of aquaculture and we grow when the aquaculture industry grows,” Ryan Brush, General Manager of Aquatrans Distribution Inc. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Five years ago when Ryan Brush (pictured) decided to join his uncle’s trucking business, he went…

Campbell River gets its wet lab dream

Campbell River’s dream to have a Salmon Centre of Excellence gets a boost with federal funds for a wet lab By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Campbell River’s dream to have a Salmon Centre of Excellence got a boost this week with Ottawa…

A shark fin coup for Canada

Modernised Fisheries Act bans shark finning and the import and export of fins that are not attached to the shark By SeaWestNews Canada has modernised its Fisheries Act to ban the practice of shark finning and the import and export…

Demand for B.C. seafood growing globally

BC Seafood Expo and Festival 2019 closes with a growing global appetite for more farmed and wild Canadian seafood. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews If there was one take away from this year’s edition of the BC Seafood Expo and Festival, it…

A new approach for aquaculture in B.C.

“A sustainable aquaculture sector will provide safe, high-quality Canadian products to markets here at home and around the world.” By Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Wild Pacific salmon are incredibly important to the people of…

Salmon farmers embrace new PRV testing rules

New PRV testing policy will only apply to aquaculture industry for now as government begins consultation on the transfer of live fish into the ocean environment. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Fish farm hatcheries in British Columbia will have to test for…

Sleuths to share salmon secrets at B.C. Seafood Expo

Gulf of Alaska salmon expedition results to be discussed at this year’s B.C Seafood Expo By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Earlier this year, 21 scientists from 5 countries spent over a month travelling 8,000 kilometres in the Pacific Northwest to find out…

‘A unique opportunity to learn about BC seafood’

The BC Seafood Expo and Festival provides B.C. companies the opportunity to promote their products to an international audience and generate export leads – George Chow, Minister of State for Trade. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s reputation as a world…

Canada seeks experts for new aquaculture science committee

“A successful aquaculture industry is important for feeding the world’s growing demand for seafood products without putting more pressure on wild stocks” – Govt. Of Canada By SeaWestNews The Government of Canada today reaffirmed its commitment to implementing evidence based…

Kelp is coming for the BC Seafood Expo 2019

Seaweed business leaders from Maine, New Brunswick and British Colombia to share their success stories at the B.C. Seafood Expo By SeaWestNews British Columbia boasts some of the best coastlines in the world where there is a diverse abundance of…

“Three Oceans, Two Million Lakes, One Place”

Canada’s new global branding strategy will reverberate at the 2019 B.C. Seafood Expo and Festival By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews When it comes to seafood, the world is showing a growing appetite for everything Canada has to offer, states the Fisheries Council…

Meet the experts at B.C. Seafood Expo 2019

‘Offal’ lot of potential in B.C to make money from fish waste says expert By SeaWestNews There is an ‘offal’ lot of potential in B.C when it comes to creating valuable products from the fish waste stream, says one of…

A world’s first for Mowi Canada West salmon farms in B.C.

Three salmon farms, audited against 500 separate aspects of their performance, get the gold standard in environmental certification. By SeaWestNews Mowi Canada West has become the world’s first aquaculture company to successfully achieve certification under the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC)…

EU buyers fishing for seafood at B.C. Expo

“The BC Seafood Expo is a great venue to meet buyers from Europe,” – European Union (EU) Chamber of Commerce in Canada West. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews More than four out of ten Europeans eat seafood at least once a week…

Choctaw Nation in search of partners at BC Seafood Expo

The BC Seafood Expo is one of the largest seafood industry trade shows in the Pacific Northwest. By SeaWestNews The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, one of America’s most successful Native Tribes, is heading to the 2019 B.C. Seafood Expo in…

Asian buyers flock to B.C. Seafood Expo 2019

Largest international buyer’s delegation in the history of the BC Seafood Expo will be heading to the Comox Valley By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews When it comes to China and seafood, C Pearl’s team of culinary artistes in Shanghai, Beijing, Fuzhou and…

Eco-coalition hails new measures to save the whales

New measures will address threats of vessel noise, pollution, and a shortage of chinook salmon, that the remaining 75 southern resident killer whales are facing. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A coalition of six conservation groups is hailing the efforts by the…

Leading a class-act in aquaculture

Aquaculture in the Classroom project connects high school students to real-life experiences and industry professionals. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Connecting today’s youth to the tomorrow of British Columbia is a passion for Dr. Myron Roth and Pat Tonn. Together they run…

Transparency driving change in the aquaculture industry

Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of animal protein production states new sustainability report By SeaWestNews Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of animal protein production – with the lowest…

Scientist gets top award for a ‘lousy’ choice

Dr. Simon Jones honoured as a new report states salmon farming companies have slashed medicinal sea lice treatments by 50 percent in six years By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Dr. Simon Jones made a ‘lousy’ choice when pursuing his career in ocean…

“The future of protein is here and it’s called aquaculture”

Political commitments, scientific collaborations and constructive conversations highlight opening of the Aquaculture Canada Conference 2019. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s commitment to sustainable harvesting of seafood was reaffirmed by both the federal and B.C. provincial governments at the 2019 Aquaculture Canada…

B.C. Seafood Expo 2019 to showcase bounty of our oceans

The B.C. Seafood Expo 2019 event in Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island on June 12 and 13 is one of the largest seafood industry trade events in the Pacific Northwest. By SeaWestNews Some of Canada’s top culinary artistes will join…

Sustainable seafood champ, Ned Bell, awarded doctorate

Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree at VIU’s June 21 Convocation ceremony. The driving force that defines Ned Bell is his passion for crafting globally inspired dishes crafted using locally grown ingredients,…

Broad range of interest for new B.C. salmon fund

Newly-minted British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund has received 192 applications. By SeaWestNews The newly-minted British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund has received 192 applications to support the protection of wild fisheries and enhance sustainability in the seafood…

Salmon farming is a good bet for your investment dollars

As more of the world turns to sustainable protein from the sea, salmon farmers will continue to show an increase in earnings this year with new projects, new jobs, and new technology. By SeaWestNews Salmon farming companies will continue to…

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