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Seafood champs stir the pot to help Vancouver Aquarium

B.C. chefs’ seafood chowder campaign to help the financially ailing Vancouver Aquarium By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Some of B.C.’s top chefs have come together to help the financially ailing Vancouver Aquarium by cooking and selling batches of sustainable seafood chowder. Proceeds…

Canada needs a strategy for its seafood farmers

U.S. President’s Executive Order mandating sweeping changes to boost seafood farming triggers renewed calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada needs to move quickly and decisively to ensure a sustainable development strategy for its seafood…

BC expands business aid to aquaculture, seafood firms

“We will continue to look at ways to help our industry grow the high-quality local food that we depend on,” – Lana Popham, B.C.’s Minister of Agriculture By SeaWestNews The latest intake of the British Columbia Agri-Business Planning Program has…

Anti-fish farm activist’s numbers don’t add up

“Miraculous” salmon comeback is either an immaculate conception or a backfiring concoction CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Today’s world, driven by social media, is a breeding ground for those who want to create confusion, build falsehoods and propel polarisation. ‘I told you…

Passing thoughts about wild salmon near fish farms

Canadian researchers describe key finding in new fish health study as “contrary to our expectation” about wild salmon passing fish farms By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Wild salmon returning to their home rivers don’t show any increased rates of infection after passing…

Salmon farmers give 60,000 pounds of protein power to BC food banks

“I have been with Food Banks BC for almost a decade and I have never received a donation like this before…protein donations truly are hard to come by… particularly at this time of COVID-19,” –  Laura Lansink, Food Banks BC….

Govt. aid to keep seafood on your plate

Government support of $62.5 million critical to provide safe, healthy and sustainable farm-raised and wild-sourced seafood products, says industry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada will pump $62.5 million into the wild and farmed fisheries sectors and the seafood production industry to…

BC Seafood Festival and Expo postponed due to COVID-19

Western Canada’s largest seafood festival organisers looking for new dates in September to stage modified event. By SeaWestNews The BC Seafood Festival and Trade Expo, held annually in June, has been postponed due to public health issues caused by the…

‘Help our farmers grow food to feed all Canadians’

Canadian Federation of Agriculture warns nation’s domestic food supply is being threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic By SeaWestNews Canada’s 200,000 farming families cannot ensure the nation’s domestic food supply will remain secure for the immediate and long-term benefit of all…

Cooke Aquaculture forges ahead in Canada, U.S.

Cooke Aquaculture Inc. reaffirms its support for projects in Washington State and Nova Scotia By SeaWestNews The Atlantic Canadian salmon farming division of Cooke Aquaculture Inc. has reaffirmed its support to investing and creating marine and land-based jobs in the…

Career opportunities in salmon farming, Canada

Mowi ASA is one of the largest seafood companies in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon From backyard beginnings to world leadership in salmon farming… …Since the Mowi adventure started in 1964 the company has grown…

COVID-19 aid flowing to fisheries, aquaculture sectors

Continued operations will help secure the livelihoods of over 80,000 Canadians, mainly in coastal and rural communities By SeaWestNews Canada is shoring up its support for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors with multi-million-dollar aid packages after declaring the nation’s seafood…

Nathan Fong connected the world to B.C. seafood

Accolades pour in from around the world after the sudden passing of B.C.’s seafood ambassador By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Small in stature but gigantic in his passion for food, Nathan Fong’s global epicurean adventures touched many in the restaurant business, shaping…

COVID 19 crisis puts focus back on farmers: expert

B.C. government declares food cultivation, including farming, livestock, aquaculture and fishing as essential services, during the current COVID-19 crisis By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s move to declare agriculture and aquaculture operations as essential services during the current COVID-19 crisis, will…

COVID-19 – Canada reassures fisheries, aquaculture sectors

“I am committed to providing the Canadian fisheries and aquaculture sectors the support needed so they can continue to provide the world with sustainably-sourced, high quality, high value, fish and seafood.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s Fisheries Minister says…

Salmon sleuths set sail again to study secrets of the sea

  “The research conducted on this ship offers hope and promise to all who are concerned about wild salmon” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A dozen scientists from Canada, U.S. and Russia set sail today from Vancouver Island for the Gulf of…

“There are never enough women in aquaculture”

As we mark International Women’s Day, SeaWestNews looks at 10 women effecting positive change in Canada’s aquaculture and fisheries industries By Samantha McLeod As we mark International Women’s Day this year, a new survey from Atlantic Canada states the cultural…

“Indigenous reconciliation is about respect not rhetoric”

Grieg Seafood’s new Director of Reconciliation has walked-the-walk of indigenous life in Canada By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Growing up in the isolated hamlet of Aklavik, about 200km north of the Arctic Circle in Canada’s Northwest Territories, Orland “OD” Hansen lived off…

Retake the narrative about aquaculture: expert

“We need to make sure that we are backed up with legitimate and unbiased facts when we put forth our belief that aquaculture is the answer to saving the oceans … not the threat.” – Dr. Hugh Mitchell By Fabian…

Canada’s seafood farmers aim for a healthier and wealthier planet

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance president, Timothy Kennedy joins global Advisory Network to help chart a path to a sustainable ocean economy SeaWestNews Timothy Kennedy, President & CEO of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) will work with expert partners around…

Grieg Seafood invests in the West, expands in the East

Aquaculture giant, Grieg Seafood, celebrates 20th anniversary in B.C., with expansion plans in Eastern Canada, new gold standard for sustainability and a $40 million wellboat in Western Canada. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews It’s been a very merry February for Grieg Seafood…

Fact checking the falsehoods by an anti-fish farm activist group

When it comes to aquaculture in British Columbia, we need to inform ourselves with science and not activism By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The mantra of those wanting to spread falsehoods and fear has been that ‘if you tell lies big enough…

Study shows challenges facing land-based salmon farms in B.C.

New aquaculture technologies, as well as conventional net-pen systems, will all play a role in contributing to global production of salmon states new government report By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Transitioning all open-net fish farms in British Columbia to land-based salmon farms…

Energy use, emissions will increase with land-based fish farms, but….

Canada’s Fisheries Minister, Bernadette Jordan, hints at what’s in the soon-to-be released State of Salmon Aquaculture Technologies study By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Growing salmon to full market size on land will require a high amount of energy, increase greenhouse gas emissions…

Aquaculture community finds a N-EAT way to get fresh food

SFU pilot project aims to build on and expand traditional knowledge in First Nations communities for sustainable, nutritious, and organic food production By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Located on Swindle Island, 220 kilometres north of Port Hardy on B.C.’s spectacular central coast,…

Canada’s Fisheries Minister clarifies her B.C. aquaculture mandate

“The mandate letter is clear that I have to come up with a plan by 2025 and that’s what I will be doing,” – Minister of Fisheries, Bernadette Jordan. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s newly minted Minister of Fisheries, Bernadette Jordan…

Landslide blocking migrating salmon is “spectacular” as it is “daunting”

“There is no higher priority for me and for my department in British Columbia than addressing the Big Bar landslide on the Fraser River,” – Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s new Fisheries Minister By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Big Bar landslide on the…

Why aquaculture needs a science-led democracy

“If campaigns against salmon farming were based on facts, I wouldn’t be writing this article.” CommentaryBy Ian Roberts As activists continue to sidestep the democratic process in favour of interrupting work spaces, governments must step up to protect the health…

Getting a grip on UNDRIP and what it means for British Columbia

Event in Vancouver will look at how First Nations are succeeding in business relations with companies in the energy, mining, aquaculture, and forestry sectors By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews From resource extraction to harvesting the oceans and to creating energy corridors, British…

Remembering Archie

Hereditary Chief, Archie Robinson, helped rescue his First Nations community with salmon farming By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews First Nations elder Archie Robinson Sr., who helped rescue his remote coastal community from economic disaster with a sustainable fish farming operation, has died….