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Idea of growing salmon on land is a “dead horse”

Salmon farming critic claims Federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray has betrayed her election promise and says idea of transitioning from open net aquaculture to land-based…

Award winning project aims to replace plastic seafood packaging

“This is one of the most promising candidates for an alternative material to replace traditional plastics ” – Innovate BC By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews One of…

Salmon farmers want more time to develop transition plan

Future of aquaculture in the Discovery Islands should be part of Transition Plan for all of BC, say salmon farmers and First Nations By Fabian…

First Nations school minister about salmon farming in BC

Federal Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray gets first-hand knowledge about salmon farming operations from BC First Nations, as activists ratchet up their fake propaganda campaigns. By…

“Can’t do” approach plagues aquaculture sector in Canada

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance calls for a shakeup at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to address the perceived conflict of interest at the…

‘Salmon Wars’ in the media undermines aquaculture sustainability

Extremist criticism of farmed salmon may have made sense a decade ago, but in 2022 we must question the quality of the research used by…

American whale tale angers Canadian lobster, crab fishers

Telling consumers to avoid North American lobster and Canadian snow crab in order to protect Right Whales is activism masquerading as science, say seafood industry…

Another day, another lie by anti-salmon farming activists

Fisheries and Oceans Canada denies claims by anti-aquaculture activists of increased farmed salmon production in British Columbia’s Clayoquot Sound By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Government of…

Exhibition dives into history, Innovations and challenges of aquaculture

Aquaculture: Farming the Waters is a new exhibition at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The past, present and future of aquaculture…

“Responsible aquaculture is needed” says Buy BC’s new Chef Ambassador

“If our growing population wants to keep eating fish (and I certainly want to) the future includes farming,” – Chef Ned Bell By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews…

Canada’s seafood supply chains open to fraud, worker abuse

New campaign calls for fully traceable boat-to-plate seafood supply chains By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews An international advocacy group dedicated solely to ocean conservation is once again…

An insincere consultation about salmon farming in BC

The Federal government’s nonsensical policy about salmon farming in BC only hurts local communities and First Nations, while failing to do anything to address the…

BC’s anti-salmon farming activist gets it wrong again

No link between wild salmon returns in British Columbia and active salmon farms By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s anti-fish farming activists are world-renowned for spreading…

Nova Scotia seeks public input on aquaculture expansion

Strong support continues for salmon farmers and the aquaculture industry as a whole in Atlantic Canada By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Nova Scotia, Canada’s top seafood exporting…

Coalition opposes facilitator for salmon farming transition plans

“We cannot trust that an impartial process will occur as the First Nations Fisheries Council’s stance against salmon farming is well known,” say aquaculture-dependant indigenous…

First Nations to shape the future of aquaculture in BC

Canada acknowledges First Nations’ rights to define their relationships with the aquaculture industry in a plan that will shape the future of salmon farming in…

New book rehashes false claims about salmon farming

Extensive review has identified numerous falsehoods and misrepresentations in new Salmon Wars, book. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews American seafood farmers say a new book that purports…

Aquaculture sector thanks Atlantic Canada’s premiers

“When it comes to salmon farming, Atlantic Canada is unique – and that uniqueness is key to our sector’s success,” states an open letter to…

Net gains from aquaculture growing around the world

Record aquaculture production makes critical contribution to global food security says UN By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture has grown faster than capture fisheries in the last…

‘Wild and farmed salmon can both exist in our waters’

First Nation, that is calling for an Aquaculture Zone in its traditional territories, signs historic agreement to determine how its land, water and natural resources…

Lobster industry clawing back from COVID-19 pandemic hits

Government bailouts for the lobster industry have been controversial among both politicians and consumers By Kevin FaganSeaWestNews According to a newly released report by the…

Summit to hear Canada’s aquaculture success and setbacks

Global conference will also showcase science, technology, business, and social aspects of aquaculture By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s innovations in harvesting the oceans will be on…

Another smolt step in Grieg’s aquaculture transition plan

Grieg Seafood’s hatchery expansion project will allow juvenile salmon to grow longer on land before being transferred to sea farms in British Columbia By SeaWestNews…

First Nations assert traditional rights to farm salmon

Aquaculture-dependent First Nations in BC set to defy government agenda to remove salmon farms from their traditional territories By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews  Aquaculture dependent First Nations  …

Canada renews 79 licences for BC’s salmon farmers

Long awaited aquaculture announcement delivers a major blow to the science-deficit campaigns by anti-fish farming activists who want to shut down salmon farms in British…

Let us keep our salmon farms say First Nation leaders

Salmon aquaculture operations have brought us out of a dark era of depression, poverty, and suicides, say First Nation leaders in a series of poignant…

Why we need more aquaculture in our oceans

“Farming fish in the ocean provides climate-friendly protein with low greenhouse gas emissions and little to no conversion of land.” Guest Commentary By Sarah Brenholt During…

Newsrooms vs Courtrooms in the battle over salmon farms

In many of our newsrooms, anti-salmon farming activists have found allies to propagate their narratives. In the courtrooms, where factual evidence matters, a different story…

Poll finds majority of US voters support aquaculture

As Canada dithers over the future of salmon farms in British Columbia, most Americans support aquaculture to increase sustainable seafood production. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A…

BC aquatic research facility incorporates Indigenous governance model

“Our First Nations leaders want reliable, local science advice that they can trust and understand in the face of so much competing and activist-driven science…