• Demand for B.C....

    BC Seafood Expo and Festival 2019 closes with a growing global appetite for more farmed and wild Canadian seafood. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews If there was one take away from this year’s edition of the BC Seafood Expo and Festival, it is “give us some more”. International buyers, trade commissioners and representatives, local harvesters and fish […]

    B.C. is a hotbe...

    “There is really nothing more important than the environment when it comes to fish farming,” – expert panel discussion at the BC Seafood Expo By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia is a hotbed of innovation in aquaculture, providing new technologies to protect the environment and make seafood farming more sustainable, a plenary discussion at the B.C. […]
  • A new approach ...

    “A sustainable aquaculture sector will provide safe, high-quality Canadian products to markets here at home and around the world.” By Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Wild Pacific salmon are incredibly important to the people of BC. It is a part of our identity, culture and the marine ecosystem. That is […]

    Salmon farmers ...

    New PRV testing policy will only apply to aquaculture industry for now as government begins consultation on the transfer of live fish into the ocean environment. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Fish farm hatcheries in British Columbia will have to test for two foreign strains of the piscine reovirus (PRV) under a new policy being implemented by […]
  • Canada must sto...

    Leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups are calling on Ottawa to take immediate regulatory action to address plastic wastes and pollution. By SeaWestNews As Philippines and Malaysia demand Canada take back boatloads of contaminated plastics shipped to their countries, leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups are calling on Ottawa to take immediate regulatory action to […]

    Sleuths to shar...

    Gulf of Alaska salmon expedition results to be discussed at this year’s B.C Seafood Expo By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Earlier this year, 21 scientists from 5 countries spent over a month travelling 8,000 kilometres in the Pacific Northwest to find out what they don’t know about salmon. They returned to Vancouver on March 18 with a […]
  • Alaska hatchery...

    “Growth and survival in North American salmon stocks have been shown to be negatively affected by hatchery-produced pink salmon.” – peer-reviewed study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution “Canadian wild salmon have a long run to Alaska pastures and have to compete with a lot of hatchery fish on the way. if I was a […]

    A world’s first...

    Three salmon farms, audited against 500 separate aspects of their performance, get the gold standard in environmental certification. By SeaWestNews Mowi Canada West has become the world’s first aquaculture company to successfully achieve certification under the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) multi-site certification methodology. Independent third-party auditors have certified three Klemtu area salmon farms in British […]
  • American kids n...

    “For most types of seafood, the nutritional benefits far outweigh the risks…in general, the best choices should be sustainably caught or raised fish and shellfish” – American Academy of Pediatrics By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy […]

    Eco-coalition h...

    New measures will address threats of vessel noise, pollution, and a shortage of chinook salmon, that the remaining 75 southern resident killer whales are facing. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A coalition of six conservation groups is hailing the efforts by the federal government to protect southern resident killer whales with new sanctuaries, salmon fisheries closures and […]
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