• Why is the anti...

    Anti-fish farm activists ratchet up conspiracy campaign against Canadian scientists and studies Commentary By Fabian Dawson Fearing that Canadian science will drown out their claims, the anti-fish farm lobby has embarked on a campaign to discredit upcoming studies by the government to develop better aquaculture standards. Taking the cue from Twitt-ler-in-chief Donald Trump, who constantly […]

    Ottawa funds to...

    Funding will enhance B.C.’s reputation for sustainable aquaculture and fishery practices says Lana Popham, BC Minister of Agriculture By Taz Bacchus SeaWestNews Ottawa has announced over $225,000 in funding from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program to support clean economic growth for six British Columbia businesses. “These projects will help energize the growth […]
  • Why the world n...

    Significant increase in demand predicted for farmed salmon and other aquaculture products by leading European experts and a new report By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The sustainable fish of the future will come from fish farms say leading European scientists and a new analysis on the global aquaculture market. All of them conclude that fish production […]

    Credibility not...

    Would these BC chefs be okay if food critics reviewed their restaurants without having eaten there? By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews This week, the anti-fish farm activists rounded up some Vancouver-area chefs to denounce sustainable salmon farming in BC. None of them, who turned up for a press conference, have been to a B.C. fish farm, […]
  • A common vision...

    B.C. government releases advisory council report on salmon aquaculture By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A B.C. government panel’s report on aquaculture underscores the need for salmon farm practices to better align with a common vision on the importance of sustaining wild Pacific salmon. It also reaffirms the importance for government and the salmon farming industry to […]

    Skuna Bay Salmo...

    Partnership with James Beard Foundation paves the way for engagement with broader culinary community and North America’s top chefs. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Vancouver Island’s Skuna Bay Salmon, globally renowned for its sustainable fishing and farming practices, has joined a national movement to strengthen the world’s seafood supply chain. Committed to offering sustainable seafood options, […]
  • Another BC fish...

    B.C. salmon farmers are amongst the world leaders in adopting Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certifications By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Another BC fish farm has been certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), developed by the World Wildlife Federation (WWF). Marine Harvest Canada’s Alexander Inlet farm was the company’s 17th farm site to be  ASC certified. […]

    Aquaculture’s p...

    Global aquaculture market, valued at $170 billion, seen as major driver of the food industry worldwide By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The growing market for farmed fish and other aquaculture products underscores its growing popularity around the world as a sustainable solution to counter the decline and depletion of marine resources, says a new report. Aquaculture […]
  • Coastal communi...

    Premier John Horgan inundated with letters from the often neglected voices in BC’s coastal communities that depend on salmon farms By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Workers in British Columbia’s salmon farming industry have sent hundreds of letters to the office of Premier John Horgan about what the future could hold for a sustainable industry that thousands […]

    An open letter ...

    An open letter to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee about the salmon farming industry. From Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Dear Governor, I bring to your attention a tale of two bills that went through your legislative process recently. The first, House Bill 2957, which will phase out marine farming of Atlantic salmon and other non-native fish […]
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