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Aquaculture pioneers in BC earn 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…

Mandate muddle mars aquaculture transition plan in British Columbia

Anti-salmon farming activists falsely accuse government scientists of rigging aquaculture research and rewriting a ministerial mandate. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Frustrated that their fearmongering about salmon…

Investments in aquaculture and wild fisheries to drive Canada’s ocean economy

“I’m confident the investments will help the aquaculture and fisheries sectors to become even more sustainable and environmentally friendly” – Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries….

Aquaculture jobs and vessels sail away from British Columbia

Aquaculture job losses mount as uncertainty grows over the future of salmon farming in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The uncertainty over the future of…

The world needs more aquaculture says the UN food agency

Canada’s seafood farmers urge Ottawa to take heed of the UN’s calls for 35% growth in aquaculture by 2030 to fight global hunger By Fabian…

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…