• Claims by anti-...

    Having more constructive discussions about aquaculture will require that we are forthright in our use of information, says Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in an op-ed By SeaWestNews This op-ed by Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson was originally published in the Georgia Straight to correct misinformation spread by anti-fish farm activists By Jonathan Wilkinson We’re all familiar […]

    New studies rea...

    Two new scientific studies dismantle key claims made in court by fish farm opponents. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Two new studies have reaffirmed that the piscine reovirus (PRV) is not a salmon killer in British Columbia, dismantling key claims made in court by fish farm opponents. The studies come in the wake of Ottawa’s decision not […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    “It is essential that we realize, that ultimately, we have a common goal. I became interested in aquaculture because I wanted to “save the environment” so to speak, which I imagine is the equal goal of most of those who do not support aquaculture,” Angelique Pichette, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews […]

    So how do we fa...

    New study will look at the impact of land-based and ocean-based closed-containment salmon farms in British Columbia, as well as offshore aquaculture production systems. By SeaWestNews A new study to provide viable technology options for salmon farming in British Columbia will play a significant role in the evolution of the industry going forward, Jonathan Wilkinson […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    “It is so important for young students to volunteer their time and run for public positions since it helps develop not only leadership skills, but gives tremendous networking opportunities,” Tristan Lamonica, Council for Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic activity and employs over 25,000 people. […]

    China’s mega sa...

    Mega-salmon farm in the cold waters of the Yellow Sea to feed China’s growing appetite for fresh seafood. By SeaWestNews China will launch a mega-salmon farm in the cold waters of the Yellow Sea to feed its growing appetite for fresh seafood. The deep sea farm, about 130 nautical miles off the shore of Rizhao […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    “I’m an environmentalist and everything I do, is in line with mitigating climate change. With that, aquaculture paired with ‘closed-loop’ systems (aquaponics) is extremely sustainable and will be a major factor in feeding a world,” Steven Bourne, Council for Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic […]

    Canada’s bounty...

    North America’s largest seafood exposition attracts over 100 Canadian agencies and companies. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews More than 100 seafood companies and fisheries-related agencies will showcase Canada’s bounty of the seas at North America’s largest seafood exposition to be held in Boston next month. Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America taking place March 17-19 will […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews “Now, as an adult, I get to represent one of the best companies I could work for, and doing some amazing things within the industry,” Brad Rempel, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic activity and employs over 25,000 people. As one of the […]

    Scientists set ...

    “We are all anxious to see and learn about the findings, so that we can better tackle the problems together,” John Paul Fraser, executive director of the B.C. Salmon Farmers. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Berthed at Vancouver’s Ballantyne Pier under wintry skies, the MV Professor Kaganovsky, a veteran of the high seas, does not look like […]
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