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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…

Sea lice “game-changer” ship arrives in British Columbia

Mowi’s $35 million Aqua Tromoy will revolutionise treatment of sea lice in British Columbia’s waters By SeaWestNews The largest and most technologically advanced ship to ever serve the Canadian aquaculture industry is now in B.C. waters to revolutionise the treatment…

Sweeping closures in British Columbia for 2019 fishing season

New measures will be economically devastating for coastal communities and sports fishing industry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Declaring it is time for bold action, the government today announced sweeping fishery closures across British Columbia to reverse the drastic decline of the…

Jobs abound in Canada’s aquaculture industry

Educational institutions ramp up pathways for careers in aquaculture as industry faces growing labour pains. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture’s strong production outlook is expected to significantly increase the need for more workers in Canada between now and 2025, latest government…

‘Our salmon farmers do not grow GM salmon’

“Salmon farmer members of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), representing virtually all farmed salmon in Canada, do not grow or sell GM salmon” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s leading aquaculture industry body has reiterated that its members don’t farm or…

Cermaq eyes Nova Scotia for new salmon farms

“We are coming to Nova Scotia with open minds, hearts and ears; looking for guidance, local knowledge and history.” By SeaWestNews British Columbia-based Cermaq, Canada’s second largest salmon farming company, is looking to expand its operations in Nova Scotia. The…

Urban hangouts for salmon in the city

Urban Salmon Project was a three-year effort to document where B.C.’s iconic species hang out in the Metro Vancouver area. By SeaWestNews Drawn by a passion for salmon, international biologist, photographer and storyteller Fernando Lessa has documented where B.C.’s iconic…

Why the herring fishery was allowed in BC this year

‘Majority of the herring are left in the water for our chinook and our southern resident killer whales to eat.’ Guest CommentaryBy Jonathan Wilkinson Our ocean is a complex ecosystem, and Pacific herring are a vital food source for chinook…

Cooke plans to boost salmon farming operations in Nova Scotia

Plans unveiled after an in-depth study shows salmon farming has no adverse impact on lobster growth and abundance By SeaWestNews Cooke Aquaculture, a family owned seafood giant, wants to expand its operations in Nova Scotia with a new fish processing…

“I know full well that salmon are more than just food”

Making the International Year of the Salmon a Turning Point CommentaryBy Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard British Columbians are rightly concerned about the state of several wild Pacific salmon stocks. I share that concern. As…

No impact on lobsters from salmon farm operations

Eight-year study of lobsters below a salmon farm show no impact from the aquaculture operations on the crustaceans’ abundance, size or growth. By SeaWestNews An in-depth eight-year study of lobsters living below a salmon farm off New Brunswick’s Grand Manan…

New $142 million fund to enhance B.C. fisheries

Money will be used to leverage local Indigenous monitoring, guardianship programs and community-led habitat restoration efforts By SeaWestNews Ottawa and Victoria will pump $142.85 million over the next five years to support the protection of BC’s wild fisheries and enhance…

Claims by anti-fish farms activist not true says minister

Having more constructive discussions about aquaculture will require that we are forthright in our use of information, says Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in an op-ed By SeaWestNews This op-ed by Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson was originally published in the Georgia…

New studies reaffirm PRV is not a salmon killer

Two new scientific studies dismantle key claims made in court by fish farm opponents. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Two new studies have reaffirmed that the piscine reovirus (PRV) is not a salmon killer in British Columbia, dismantling key claims made in…