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BC’s Blue Revolution with Justin Fortier

“These activists are demanding we move ocean farms on land…but science has proven time and again that this will never be a sustainable solution.“ By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA)…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Kaitlin Guitard

“I see wild fish stocks depleting if salmon farms are forced to reduce production. I see salmon farms as the future for an affordable food source for generations to come.” By Samantha Bacchus McLeod The newly unveiled Youth Council of…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Jay Pudota

“…farming fish will reduce the pressure on the wild stocks, and the technology developed in the farming industry will help in improving wild fish stocks that are hard hit by the changing oceans…” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Matt McGoveran

“The most critical issue facing the aquaculture industry is the amount of misinformation that the media and a few individuals continue to perpetuate.“ By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Terra MacDonald

“Another factor of removing the divisive narrative of wild vs. farmed salmon is we could take the money, energy and expertise that is being spent on “red herring” issues and direct it towards the real issues…we can actually save and…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Jordan Frizzley

“What brought me to salmon farming was the excitement of being a part of sustainable global food production and having a career that would allow me to spend most of my time outdoors out on the water.” By Samantha Bacchus…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Amanda Luxton

My industry isn’t staying static. We are constantly improving and always striving to be better for the environment, the fish, and people. By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is all…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Brad Rempel

“Not only do the aquaculture companies provide sustainable proteins, they also use their dollars to put back into the communities for salmon rehabilitation and other charitable donations to keep the communities thriving and well.” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Kenny Leslie

‘For me getting into aquaculture was a no-brainer. My degree allows me to critically evaluate the sustainability of our operations’ By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is all about greening…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Michelle Franze

“Buying and consuming sustainably farmed salmon is one of the best ways to save our wild salmon” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is all about greening forward for sustainable…

Careers at Cascadia Seaweed – AOM

Cascadia Seaweed has been recognized as Vancouver Island’s best ocean product of the year from the Business Examiner A sustainably managed wild seafood and aquaculture industry is central to Canada’s food security. This industry revitalizes coastal and rural communities while…

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…

Comox career fair offers up opportunities in aquaculture

Career fair will feature aquaculture employers, education institutions and service providers throughout the Central Vancouver Island region that are ready to help you on your career path. By SeaWestNews Did you know that aquaculture has the youngest workforce of any…

Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. Saltwater Aquaculture Technician

Cooke is a global seafood company with operations in North America, Europe, and South America. Overview:SALTWATER AQUACULTURE TECHNICIANS Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd., a division of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., a dynamic and growing east coast family company, with Platinum Member status…

Fish Health Project Manager Campbell River, BC

Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination. Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence.  With our skilled…

Grieg Seafood job posting -Aquaculture Technician

Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., a dynamic and growing company in the Aquaculture industry, is seeking to hire full-time Aquaculture Technicians to support our operations on the East and West Coasts of Vancouver Island. Aquaculture TechnicianPosted on July 31, 2019Location: East…

Cermaq Job Opportunity

Saltwater Production – Assistant Site Manager – Tofino Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence.  With our skilled team, we strive for a high-quality product achieved…

A new journey to raise awareness about aquaculture in B. C.

“I really want to meet everybody who wants to know more about aquaculture” – Michelle Franze, Manager of Communications, Partnerships and Community for the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA). By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Powered by a passion for the ocean and…

Aquatrans, a driving force for aquaculture in B.C.

“We started because of aquaculture and we grow when the aquaculture industry grows,” Ryan Brush, General Manager of Aquatrans Distribution Inc. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Five years ago when Ryan Brush (pictured) decided to join his uncle’s trucking business, he went…

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…

Doing the smolt things right

A day in the life of salmon farmer, Kenny Leslie, of Mowi Canada West. By Kenny LeslieSeaWestNews My name is Kenny Leslie, I work for Mowi Canada West at the Big Tree Creek Hatchery as a First Feed Supervisor. I…

Just another “day at the office” with Ken Toynbee

“The cleaning allows for optimum water flow through the nets, which increases the oxygen flow for the fish, which leads to optimum growth and higher survival rates,” Toynbee explained. By Gina Forsyth Ken Toynbee, RONC (Remote Operated Net Cleaner) pilot,…

Northern Harvest Sea Farms Careers

Northern Harvest Sea Farms seeks Compliance and Certification manager Northern Harvest Sea Farms, one of the oldest aquaculture operations in the Americas, is looking for a Compliance and Certification manager to join its growing team. Northern Harvest Sea Farms is…

Q&A with Dr. Diane Morrison of Marine Harvest Canada

Sharing science, caring about wild salmon and tech innovation drives veteran fish health expert, Dr. Diane Morrison, in her new role as managing director of Marine Harvest Canada West. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews As the new Managing Director of Marine…

Unsung hero wins aquaculture award

Alan Donkin helped drive significant innovations in fish nutrition for 40 years By SeaWestNews Alan Donkin’s significant innovations in fish nutrition has garnered him the 2018 Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Award. “Alan Donkin is one of the unsung heroes of our…

BCSFA and Brown’s Bay Packing Company

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA )is dedicated to driving communication and cooperation within the salmon farming sector, and is the link between the industry and government. BCSFA’s members are an important part of keeping British Columbia’s local coastal economy strong…

Marine Harvest HR team among “the best of the best”

Marine Harvest is a finalist for having the most outstanding HR team of the year By SeaWestNews Marine Harvest’s Human Resources team has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious Canadian HR Award. This award recognizes the most outstanding…

Freshwater Farms Hatchery-proud manager Laura Guzda is “an Island girl”

It could be said that Victoria-born and North Island bred Laura Guzda, Manager of Freshwater Farms hatchery in Duncan, Vancouver Island, has aquaculture as part of her roots. By Gina Forsyth SeaWestNews Laura Guzda (pictured) grew up in Port McNeill….

Indian native proud to be a salmon farmer

“I’m proud to be a salmon farmer. I take pride in my job” By Gina Forsyth Although Pavan Padavala, Assistant Manager of Midsummer Island, has been with Marine Harvest for a relatively short time, he has already made a positive…

  “These really are the good old days”

We get to live, work, and play in one of the most beautiful places on earth, says 30-year retiring veteran of BC’s salmon farming industry. (Pictured) Paul Kendrick of Marine Harvest Paul Kendrick doesn’t hesitate when asked what has kept…