• More countries around the world turning to fish farms: UN

    As Canadian salmon farmers push Ottawa for a Federal Aquaculture Act, the UN is also urging countries to implement proper legislation for their fish farming industry By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews More people than ever before are eating farmed fish and more countries around the world are turning to fish farms as a key source of […]
    • July 9, 2018
  • A new chapter for aquaculture in the US

    Proposed US legislation is similar to calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, (R-Miss. pictured), has introduced a bill that would streamline the permitting process for aquaculture farms in American waters. The bill is similar to calls in Canada for a Federal Aquaculture Act that will […]
    • July 1, 2018
  • Wet Lab facility aims to study pathogen transfer

    City of Campbell River has big plans for developing a Salmon Centre of Excellence By SeaWestNews The BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences  (BC CAHS)  supports recommendations of the Ministry of Agriculture Advisory Council on Finfish Aquaculture (MAACFA)  report to investigate the risk of pathogen transfer between wild and farmed salmon. “The council recognizes that […]
    • June 29, 2018
  • The “super wicked problem” of wild Atlantic salmon decline

    Some like to point the finger at salmon farming; but, the fact is no one really knows why there has been a continual decline of the Atlantic Salmon in most if not all of their native countries. By Susan Farquharson For SeaWestNews A lovely drawing of a salmon farm hangs on the wall of my […]
    • June 28, 2018
  • Too many Chiefs, not enough leadership

    The NDP has created a monster with today’s aquaculture veto-tenure announcement that will pit First Nation against First Nation, create economic chaos and clog up our already overburdened courts. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews When Harold Sewid speaks about the benefits of salmon farming to his community, he starts with an introduction about his ancestry. Sewid’s […]
    • June 20, 2018
  • 17.5 billion meals, 132,600 jobs thanks to salmon farmers

    Farmed salmon has become a staple of healthy and affordable diets around the world By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The global salmon farming industry continues to evolve sustainably, producing 17.5 billion meals every year and creating 132,600 jobs in coastal communities around the world, says a new report “Salmon farmers are growing even more healthy meals […]
    • June 20, 2018
  • Wild salmon first or money first?

    A chance for the money boys to make more money around the hysteria about salmon farming in BC By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun by well-known local entrepreneurs urged Premier John Horgan (pictured) to let tenures for open net-pen salmon farms expire. The op-ed was written by Tony Allard, president […]
    • June 16, 2018
  •  Sustainable seafood, the solution for a healthier you

    Farmed fish can help with the recovery of natural fish populations and provide a healthier alternative to land-based animal protein – Seafood Nutrition Partnership By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Seafood raised through sustainable aquaculture operations can help secure food security for nations around the world and provide a solution to the health crisis facing Americans, says […]
    • June 13, 2018
  • Chef Ned Bell, an eco-sustainable revolutionary when it comes to fish farming

    A chef’s moral responsibility to the world is to respect people and cultures while teaching about food-sustainability.  Before there were celebrity chefs in Vancouver there were chefs Ned Bell, Rob Feenie and Michael Jacob, the chefs that put Vancouver’s restaurant scene on the map with Lumiere, the multi-awarded Vancouver restaurant. Before Lumiere there was Le […]
    • June 12, 2018
  • Beware the eco-colonialist, First Nations chiefs warned

    10,000-year journey that is just bearing fruit threatened by foreign funded activism says Calvin Helin, a leading authority on economic independence for First Nations By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews First Nations leaders in BC should be wary of activists who are trying to gain their support to stop energy and natural resource projects in Canada, warns […]
    • June 12, 2018
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