• 10-year plan for Scotland’s salmon farming industry

    ‘I can’t think of an industry that had been on the receiving end of so much criticism and been given so little credit for its successes.’ By Seawestnews The Scottish government is to work in tandem with the country’s fish farmers to address health challenges and help the industry grow sustainably, rural affairs minister Fergus […]
    • May 23, 2018
  • Learn and advance with Excel at BC Seafood Expo

    Excel Career College’s aquaculture expert to host five workshops at BC Seafood Expo 2018 By SeawestNews So you want to know more about the science of aquaculture. Perhaps you are interested in the secrets of the seafood industry like salmonid psychology and behavior. Or maybe you are exploring a career in BC’s sustainable seafood farming […]
    • May 23, 2018
  • Sea sensations at the BC Seafood Festival 2018

    New and enhanced competitions will light up the stages at the BC Seafood Festival on Vancouver Island By SeawestNews Top international and local celebrity chefs and oyster shuckers will be leveraging their skills and swagger to win top prizes and epic bragging rights at a myriad of cooking competitions during the BC Seafood Festival Signature […]
    • May 22, 2018
  • Expo to explore First Nations opportunities in seafood value chain

    Over 40 First Nations and Indigenous communities are now directly or indirectly involved in farming seafood in Canada. By SeaWestNews The BC Seafood Expo next month will examine business opportunities for First Nations communities along the entire aquaculture and fisheries value chain. Over 40 First Nation and Indigenous communities are now directly or indirectly involved […]
    • May 22, 2018
  • Court orders protestors to stop harassing fish farm workers

    Marine Harvest continues to hope for meaningful dialogue with protestors  By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fish farm workers at Swanson Island, who have been subject to aggressive and bullying behaviour by protestors, are heaving a sigh of relief after a court ordered the eco-militants to leave the area. The B.C. Supreme Court has given the protestors […]
    • May 18, 2018
  • Salmon farmers top eco-efficient animal protein charts: report

    Salmon farmers’ commitment to transparency is evidence that they are committed to building a sustainable future, says World Wildlife Federation (WWF) By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of protein production – with the lowest carbon footprint, and lowest feed conversion ratio, says a new report released […]
    • May 14, 2018
  •  Plenty of fish in Pacific Northwest says new study

    Study backed by anti-salmon farm financiers say there is an abundance of salmon in the Pacific Northwest By SeaWestNews A new study shows the number of pink, chum and sockeye salmon in the Pacific Northwest have been more abundant during the past 25 years than they have ever been since 1925, when the record-keeping began. […]
    • May 10, 2018
  •  “Shocking” glass sponge reef video not that shocking, says expert

    Glass sponge reef video being peddled by anti-fish farm lobby is a natural occurrence says expert (PICTURE: The top is a screen grab from a video of dead glass sponge reefs purportedly close to a salmon farm in the Broughton Archipelago. The bottom pix from a video by the CBC, shows dead glass sponge reefs […]
    • May 9, 2018
  • Inside the fear mongering campaign against aquaculture

    A veterinarian’s perspective of how the anti-fish farm lobby uses pseudo-science and diseases to spread fear about salmon farming By Dr. Hugh Mitchell SeaWestNews Peter Drucker, the management expert, economist and Nobel laureate, is quoted as saying: “Aquaculture, not the internet, represents the most promising investment opportunity of the 21st Century.” However, for myself, and […]
    • May 8, 2018
  • Salmon virus study is about activism not science: experts

    Anti-salmon farm lobby plans media blitz around new report that is aimed to spread fear not facts about PRV virus By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A new report on the effects of the Piscine Reovirus (PRV) on wild salmon is “speculative” and is more about activism against fish farms than real science, say top aquaculture experts. […]
    • May 7, 2018
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