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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…

Anti-aquaculture activists recycle debunked sea lice data, again

“The same narrative – this time shockingly slipping through the peer-review process – is recycled by anti-salmon farming campaigners annually,” Brian Kingzett. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with KIRSTYN HALLBERG

The passion I see in these people is nothing I have experienced before. Salmon farmers are people who live in nature, they love nature, and…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with MICHELLE FRANZE

“I think the fact that two-thirds of the sector being under 35 speaks volumes that salmon farming companies take their environmental stewardship seriously” Aquaculture is…

‘Imagination’ runs wild with bumper Pink Salmon returns

TV station removes aquaculture news segment that contained numerous false claims by an anti-salmon farming campaigner. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-salmon farming activists in British Columbia,…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with BENJAMIN DEL CURTO

Behind the scenes in aquaculture, there is a significant amount of unseen work carried out by multiple experts from diverse fields, collaborating in remote areas,…

Pink Salmon boom has nothing to do with fish farm closures

World-wide abundance of Pink Salmon being used by activists to push false narratives about aquaculture in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-fish farming activists are…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with EMILY WARREN

“A big misconception I hear is that the people working in the fish farming industry don’t care about the ocean or the environment in general,…

Aquaculture is growing everywhere, except in Canada

Governments around the world are forging ahead with new plans, policies and laws to boost aquaculture. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews From the United States and Scotland…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with MOHAMMED SHOAIB AHMED

“I’m really proud of our salmon farming practices because they have the lowest carbon footprint among all protein production methods, with emissions reduced by an…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with JORDAN FRIZZLEY

“I remain somewhat baffled by how much hate the poor little sea louse has been able to garner. People seem to view them as some…

Seafood farmers see net gains with new Fisheries Minister

Canada’s seafood farmers hope Diane Lebouthillier will bring a much-needed coastal-community common sense to British Columbia’s aquaculture transition plan. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s salmon…

Fisheries Minister quits amidst aquaculture challenges in BC

Joyce Murray’s short and controversial tenure as Fisheries Minister leaves behind a legacy of unfinished business in BC’s salmon farming industry. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Fisheries…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with DR. TERRA MACDONALD

“I will strive to promote animal health and welfare, relieve animal suffering, protect the health of the public and environment.” Aquaculture is responsible for thousands…

Aquaculture transition plan is an opportunity for BC’s salmon farmers

“My vision is for a future where local communities, First Nations, wild salmon and aquaculture are all thriving.” – Jennifer Woodland, Chair of the BC…

Aquaculture innovations keep driving salmon farmers in BC

New aquaculture systems being introduced to help further minimise interactions between wild and farmed salmon. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Two new innovative systems that will help…

First Nations want a “reset” in aquaculture consultations

Future of the salmon aquaculture industry in British Columbia will likely only be determined sometime next year after more consultations By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Federal…

No science basis to shut down salmon farms, DFO told Minister

Internal memo shows Federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray was warned that she did not have evidence to substantiate her decision to shut down salmon farms…