• Black Soldier Fly on a new mission for salmon farms

    David Suzuki’s insect-feed brainchild will help make salmon farming more sustainable but he is bugged about it. By Fabian Dawson The short and unremarkable life of the Black Soldier Fly involves nothing more than mating and laying eggs. It does not eat, sting or bite and is not a pest or a vector for disease. […]
    • February 22, 2018
  • Washington lawmakers’ must vote against fish farm ban

    Ban will be an be an embarrassment to the state’s reputation globally says former state senator as he debunks myths circulated by fish farm opponents By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews.com Washington-based fish farmers are calling on their lawmakers to vote down any bans on the farming of Atlantic salmon in state waters and are urging them […]
    • February 21, 2018
  • The sense in growing fish on an ocean farm

    Meet Greg Foreman, site manager for two of Cermaq Canada’s fish farms. Greg starts his mornings with one important factor – his job puts a smile on his face every single day. The work day starts with checking the water conditions of the fish environment. The environmental analysis includes checking for oxygen levels, water temperatures, […]
    • February 20, 2018
  • Fish farming regulations are stringent in BC, Canada

    Bad salmon farming practices in a different country must not affect our stringently regulated fish farming industry. “VANCOUVER—A Washington senator says he wants to see British Columbia join the state in phasing out ocean-based Atlantic salmon farms when the province decides whether to renew farm leases in June. The move to phase out fish farms […]
    • February 20, 2018
  • 3 billion people rely on seafood to survive

    “Approximately three billion people in the world rely on both wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein.”  WWF Sustainable Seafood (link below) Here in British Columbia our aquaculture industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 60 years. There have been many learning curves over the decades but thankfully by […]
    • February 20, 2018
  • Scientist refutes WFC claims regarding farmed salmon

    Washington state scientist refutes NGO claims farmed fish affects native fish populations Genetic specialist says the Wild Fish Conservancy has ‘misused scientific literature to exaggerate risks.’, reports intrafish.com The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is refuting claims made by the Wild Fish Conservancy (WFC) that there is any serious risk to wild salmon populations from […]
    • February 19, 2018
  • Welcome to the office of BC salmon farmers

    A hard place to get to but a good place to be, say craftsman salmon farmers in British Columbia  By SeaWest News For over a decade now, Steve Munro has been raising salmon in the pristine waters of Nootka Sound in British Columbia. “Being a salmon farmer was a convenience at first, I needed a […]
    • February 17, 2018
  • Wild salmon facing toxic punch from stormwater runoff

    Stormwater runoff of urban roadways pose toxic danger to wild salmon Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways, WSU News reports. First, as scientists learned a couple years ago, toxic pollution in the water can kill them. WSU researchers have […]
    • February 12, 2018
  • Give a heartfelt gift this Valentine’s Day

    Now that you have captured your mate’s heart, look after it with Lure, Chef Ned Bell’s cookbook featuring sustainable seafood recipes from the West Coast By SeaWestNews If you are looking for a gift from the heart, for the heart, this Valentine’s Day, Lure, a new cookbook featuring sustainable seafood recipes from the West Coast, […]
    • February 9, 2018
  • Why the Washington State fish farm collapse is an “unlikely event” in B.C.

    Industry veterans say that the salmon farming industry practice of adopting state-of-the art technology to clean pen nets in B.C. is among the world’s best By SeaWestNews Two of Canada’s leading experts on aquaculture engineering say it’s highly unlikely that the net collapse of a salmon farm in Washington State, can happen in British Columbia. […]
    • February 6, 2018
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