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Canada mulls longer licence terms for salmon farmers

Proposed conditions of licence changes include extension of marine aquaculture permits for a period of between two and six years. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers…

Anti-aquaculture activists push attacks on government scientists

Strategic motive is to discredit government scientists and weaken the legitimacy of regulatory agencies to bolster support and public donations for anti-salmon farming activist groups….

Aquaculture tech companies showcase innovations to Canadian MPs

MPs to get a first-hand understanding on how new technologies continue to make aquaculture a low-impact, eco-friendly way to raise protein. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Some…

Factually incorrect anti-salmon farming ads removed, again

The continued spread of misinformation by anti-salmon farming groups emphasizes the need for responsible advocacy based on facts and science. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-salmon farming…

“Great friend of Canadian aquaculture” appointed to Senate

Mary Robinson, a dynamic national champion of land and sea farmers, was the past-president of Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Mary Robinson,…

Energy risks grow for land-based salmon farming in British Columbia

“The big question is how are we going to increase power production and who is going to pay for it,” – Barry Penner, Chair of…

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…

New aquaculture developments, opportunities emerge globally in 2024

“In a growing world, fisheries and aquaculture offer a sustainable food source,” – Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews…

BC reiterates support for salmon farming First Nations

“First Nations which have oversight over aquaculture in their territories should have a direct role in determining the future of salmon farming in BC –…

Canada failing First Nations salmon farming communities in BC

“We are the stewards of our territories. We are salmon farmers. We have always managed these fish in our traditional territories, and we will continue…

Activists ratchet up campaign of misinformation about salmon aquaculture

Billboards containing false information about salmon farms removed in Ottawa while anti-aquaculture activists in British Columbia regurgitate old incidental bycatch data. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-aquaculture…

Eat more seafood to boost your immune system this flu season

Good nutrition is essential to supporting a strong immune system, and if there is one food that packs a punch of a wide spectrum of…

First Nations call for nine-year renewal of salmon farming licences

“If Canada is going to walk the talk on true reconciliation, I think every Canadian would agree that the future of modern salmon farming in…

Toxic hotspots, road runoff endangering BC salmon runs

Emerging threats will further endanger British Columbia’s wild salmon populations say recent studies and reports. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture detractors, especially on Canada’s west coast,…

Eat more ‘Vitamin Sea’ say seafood farmers and fishers

“Choose Canadian Seafood” campaign, is designed to cater to the growing demand among Canadian families for fresh, locally produced seafood products. By Samantha BacchusSeaWestNews Canada’s…

Seafood farmers rip aquaculture report by Parliamentary Committee

“While we have become accustomed to biased media reporting and activist discourse around our work, we expect a balanced and informed approach from a Parliamentary…

Why anti-salmon farming activists fear Canada’s new Fisheries Minister

“These activists are getting desperate…They want a minister, like the previous two, who will listen to their unfounded claims and ignore the peer-reviewed science about…

Salmon farmers ranked as world’s top protein producers

Aquaculture companies, like Mowi and Grieg Seafood, continue to outperform land-based protein producers on all risk factors. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers continue to produce…

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…

Courts rein in anti-salmon farming activist, US politician

Courts act against an “irrational” anti-aquaculture activist in Scotland and a Washington State public official, who is trying to shut down salmon farms for political…

MP unable to handle the facts about aquaculture

MP Lisa Marie Barron parrots anti-salmon farming agenda for political gain rather than to protect wild Pacific salmon: Letter By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers in…

America aims to boost aquaculture with SEAfood Act

Top chefs hail science-based bipartisan bill that will put more affordable and homegrown seafood on US plates and menus By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The growth of…

Former fisheries ministers accused of “unlawful conduct” in lawsuits

A series of lawsuits filed by salmon farmers and aquaculture support companies in British Columbia allege two former federal fisheries ministers engaged in “unlawful conduct.”…

Minister urged to steer aquaculture transition with balanced approach

Aquaculture technology companies call on Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier for a “balanced approach” in the transition of BC’s salmon farming industry. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canadian…

MP under fire for spreading falsehoods about salmon farms

Rachel Blaney, MP for North Island–Powell River taken to task for making false assertions about BC’s salmon farming sector in letter to minister. By Fabian…

“To preserve wild salmon, we must also grow salmon.”

Coalition of First Nations reaffirms right to farm salmon in their traditional territories. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farming First Nations are asking Indigenous leaders opposed…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with SAM TOMKINSON

“I think our young professional’s group is starting to become a great success story.“ Aquaculture is responsible for thousands of high-paid, skilled, and rewarding jobs…