• 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. After graduating school, she landed a good job at the Village Office as a Confidential […]
    • May 4, 2018
  • Land based fish farming a net loss for BC

    Questioning the environmental sustainability of land based fish farming systems. I have a degree in Environmental Sustainability and I work on a freshwater recirculating aquaculture system and have previously worked on a freshwater flow through aquaculture system. By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews This gives me some authority to answer the question the anti-salmon farm activists frequently […]
    • April 19, 2018
  • 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 mark on the company. Born in the southern part of India, in the state of […]
    • March 14, 2018
  • Cermaq helps First Nations students pursue bright futures

    Keenan Andrew is getting closer to finally starting the career he’s been working towards for years, thanks in part to a scholarship from Cermaq Canada. (pictured) Keenan Andrew with his partner and their new baby. Andrew, a member of the Ahousaht First Nation, is a student at the University of Victoria working on his Bachelor’s […]
    • February 6, 2018
  •     The inconvenient truth about salmon farming in B.C.

    The more British Columbians get involved in decisions about how and where our food is produced, the better it will be for our oceans and those who depend on it for their livelihoods. By SeaWestNews If you pump an audience with lies, junk science and alternative facts long enough, chances are that it will stop […]
    • December 4, 2017
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