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‘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 aquaculture detractors CommentaryBy Jack CheneySustainable FisheriesUniversity of Washington To promote their new book, Salmon Wars, writers…

American whale tale angers Canadian lobster, crab fishers

Telling consumers to avoid North American lobster and Canadian snow crab in order to protect Right Whales is activism masquerading as science, say seafood industry leaders and scientists By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, a self-appointed seafood…

Another day, another lie by anti-salmon farming activists

Fisheries and Oceans Canada denies claims by anti-aquaculture activists of increased farmed salmon production in British Columbia’s Clayoquot Sound By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Government of Canada is being forced to once again deny claims by anti-fish farm activists that it…

Exhibition dives into history, Innovations and challenges of aquaculture

Aquaculture: Farming the Waters is a new exhibition at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The past, present and future of aquaculture in Canada is being featured in a new exhibition that explores the world of farming…

“Responsible aquaculture is needed” says Buy BC’s new Chef Ambassador

“If our growing population wants to keep eating fish (and I certainly want to) the future includes farming,” – Chef Ned Bell By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews The only way we can continue to consume seafood with any sense of sustainability is…

Canada’s seafood supply chains open to fraud, worker abuse

New campaign calls for fully traceable boat-to-plate seafood supply chains By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews An international advocacy group dedicated solely to ocean conservation is once again calling on Ottawa to put a stop to murky global seafood supply chains that allow…

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 real causes of population decline in wild stocks By Margareta DovgalResource Works The federal government…

BC’s anti-salmon farming activist gets it wrong again

No link between wild salmon returns in British Columbia and active salmon farms By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s anti-fish farming activists are world-renowned for spreading falsehoods about salmon aquaculture on Canada’s west coast. And they are it again, this time…

Nova Scotia seeks public input on aquaculture expansion

Strong support continues for salmon farmers and the aquaculture industry as a whole in Atlantic Canada By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Nova Scotia, Canada’s top seafood exporting province, has launched a public consultation process to get feedback as it looks to expand…

Coalition opposes facilitator for salmon farming transition plans

“We cannot trust that an impartial process will occur as the First Nations Fisheries Council’s stance against salmon farming is well known,” say aquaculture-dependant indigenous communities in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture-dependant First Nations in British Columbia are worried…

First Nations to shape the future of aquaculture in BC

Canada acknowledges First Nations’ rights to define their relationships with the aquaculture industry in a plan that will shape the future of salmon farming in British Columba. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The future of salmon farming in British Columbia will largely…

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 premiers Dear Atlantic Premiers: As our region, our country and the rest of the world…

Net gains from aquaculture growing around the world

Record aquaculture production makes critical contribution to global food security says UN By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture has grown faster than capture fisheries in the last two years and is expected to expand further over the next decade across the world,…

‘Wild and farmed salmon can both exist in our waters’

First Nation, that is calling for an Aquaculture Zone in its traditional territories, signs historic agreement to determine how its land, water and natural resources will be managed. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A BC First Nation, that is calling for an…

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 National Fisheries Institute, the US and Canadian lobster industries generated $7.9 billion in revenue in…

Summit to hear Canada’s aquaculture success and setbacks

Global conference will also showcase science, technology, business, and social aspects of aquaculture By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s innovations in harvesting the oceans will be on display in an upcoming conference which will feature hundreds of world-class speakers and delegates from…

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 Grieg Seafood BC has received the first transfers of juvenile Atlantic salmon into its expanded…

First Nations assert traditional rights to farm salmon

Aquaculture-dependent First Nations in BC set to defy government agenda to remove salmon farms from their traditional territories By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews  Aquaculture dependent First Nations   say they will assert their traditional rights to allow salmon farming in their territorial waters,…

Canada renews 79 licences for BC’s salmon farmers

Long awaited aquaculture announcement delivers a major blow to the science-deficit campaigns by anti-fish farming activists who want to shut down salmon farms in British Columbia. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Ottawa today announced a two-year renewal of aquaculture licences for 79…

Let us keep our salmon farms say First Nation leaders

Salmon aquaculture operations have brought us out of a dark era of depression, poverty, and suicides, say First Nation leaders in a series of poignant videos. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews First Nation leaders from British Columbia’s coastal communities are demanding that…

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 this National Oceans Month, it’s a time to reflect on the fact that America has…

Newsrooms vs Courtrooms in the battle over salmon farms

In many of our newsrooms, anti-salmon farming activists have found allies to propagate their narratives. In the courtrooms, where factual evidence matters, a different story emerges. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews As the government is set to decide on whether to renew…

Poll finds majority of US voters support aquaculture

As Canada dithers over the future of salmon farms in British Columbia, most Americans support aquaculture to increase sustainable seafood production. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A new American poll shows overwhelming support for the expansion of aquaculture in the United States…

BC aquatic research facility incorporates Indigenous governance model

“Our First Nations leaders want reliable, local science advice that they can trust and understand in the face of so much competing and activist-driven science in the media,” Dallas Smith, of the Tlowitsis First Nation By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews British Columbia’s…

Canada needs to intensify agri-food and aquaculture production

“With rapidly rising food prices and the growing spectre of global food shortages, Canada not only has the potential, but an obligation, to support food production as a top policy priority.” – Canadian food producers By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canadian food…

Top scientists rip fake claims by anti-fish farm activists

“Home-grown, ocean-farmed salmon is a valuable food resource for Canadians. It is an affordable, highly nutritious protein with year-round access” – Canada’s top fisheries and aquaculture scientists By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s top fisheries and aquaculture scientists are urging the public…

First Nation renews aquaculture agreement with salmon farmer

“We are at a point of unprecedented challenges brought on by climate change, and a lack of understanding, particularly in the Federal government of our Nation’s rights and this important relationship,” – Ahousaht First Nation By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Ahousaht, one…

The lying games by BC’s anti-salmon farming activists

Politicians, media, and the public being pummelled by falsehoods about BC’s salmon farmers. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews If fearmongering was an Olympic sport, BC’s anti-salmon farming activists would rule the podium as they have mastered the art of spreading falsehoods. Powered…

“It will be a shuckingly good seafood celebration”

BC Seafood Festival returns to the Comox Valley with a range of chefs and events to celebrate the bounty of our oceans. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Western Canada’s largest seafood festival is returning to the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island this…

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 of poverty and isolation. And the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is an all-too-willing accomplice.”…