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New tech making waves for salmon farmers in B.C.

Cermaq Canada trials new system which will essentially eliminate lateral contact between wild and farmed salmon By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews New technology is making waves in B.C.’s oceans as salmon farmers continue to make their operations more sustainable to feed the…

First Nation gets a kelp-ing hand to map shoreline

Kwiakah First Nation collaborates with North Island College to create a detailed map of wild kelp beds in traditional territory By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews One of the smallest First Nations in British Columbia – Kwiakah – has big plans when it…

Salmon farmers cut antibiotic use by 50 percent: report

“This progress has been made thanks to a concerted effort to rear fish in a healthy environment that limits stress and reduces susceptibility to pathogens,” – BCSFA By SeaWestNews Salmon farmers around the world have halved their antibiotic use over…

Mowi rolls out new tech to track fishy behaviour

Mowi collaborates with innovation engine to make salmon farming more sustainable By SeaWestNews After extensive research and development, Mowi, the largest producer of farm-raised salmon in the world, is rolling out a new sensing system that will gather real-time intelligence…

Seoul searching for salmon sustainability

Research team raises steelhead in South Korean waters as nation’s appetite for sustainably farmed fish grows By SeaWestNews The rising demand for sustainably raised salmon in South Korea has led to a university team successfully farming American steelhead in the…

Grieg Seafood invests in the West, expands in the East

Aquaculture giant, Grieg Seafood, celebrates 20th anniversary in B.C., with expansion plans in Eastern Canada, new gold standard for sustainability and a $40 million wellboat in Western Canada. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews It’s been a very merry February for Grieg Seafood…

Aquaculture community finds a N-EAT way to get fresh food

SFU pilot project aims to build on and expand traditional knowledge in First Nations communities for sustainable, nutritious, and organic food production By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Located on Swindle Island, 220 kilometres north of Port Hardy on B.C.’s spectacular central coast,…

Feed for thought on the future of food from the sea

Aquaculture industry has made steady progress in using insects and vegetables instead of wild fish as food for farmed fish. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The aquaculture industry has begun to make tremendous strides in finding alternatives to marine ingredients and developing…

Growing fish on land not such a good idea says global panel

‘The largest potential gains for food production lie in the sustainable expansion of marine aquaculture’ – says a new scientific paper for a group of 14 heads of government, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Growing fish on…

Salmon stock recovery in B.C. gets a boost

New international lab accreditation will help salmon recovery levels By SeaWestNews The British Columbia Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences (BC CAHS) in Campbell River has attained the International Standards Organization (ISO) accreditation, another feather in its illustrious cap. The ISO…

Fish farms carbon footprint among lowest affirms study

New findings in Iceland are broadly in line with studies carried out in other countries, including Canada. By SeaWestNews A new study in Iceland has reaffirmed that the carbon footprint of fish farming in the Arctic nation is lower than…

All of Mowi’s Campbell River fish farms now ASC certified

ASC Certification is validation that fish farms are being operated to the world’s highest standards in British Columbia By SeaWestNews Mowi Canada West has made another step towards its goal of achieving Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification at all its…

Sizeable Canadian delegation at aquaculture tech summit

40th anniversary of Aqua Nor, the world’s largest trade exhibition for fish farming technology attracts 600 exhibitors from 26 countries. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A sizeable Canadian delegation is heading to Norway this week to attend the 40th anniversary of Aqua…

B.C. is a hotbed of innovation in aquaculture

“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…

Sea lice “game-changer” ship arrives in British Columbia

Mowi’s $35 million Aqua Tromoy will revolutionise treatment of sea lice in British Columbia’s waters By SeaWestNews The largest and most technologically advanced ship to ever serve the Canadian aquaculture industry is now in B.C. waters to revolutionise the treatment…

So how do we farm salmon in the future?

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…

Unsung hero wins aquaculture award

Alan Donkin helped drive significant innovations in fish nutrition for 40 years By SeaWestNews Alan Donkin’s significant innovations in fish nutrition has garnered him the 2018 Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Award. “Alan Donkin is one of the unsung heroes of our…

Ocean to Table video series demystifies farmed seafood

Ocean to Table: stories of farming, food, and conservation BY: Aquarium Of the Pacific The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program, NOAA’s University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant, and partners have released a new video…

“Salmon capital of the world” wants Federal Aquaculture Act

Polarized sides in aquaculture debate need to realize there’s a middle ground somewhere that is well worth trying to find, states Campbell River Chamber of Commerce. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Campbell River, which prides itself as the Salmon Capital of the…

These guys want to get fresh with you

By Fabian Dawson Seawest News In pursuit of app-iness, Joseph Lee and Robert Kirstiuk want to get fresh with you. Now before you go about getting ideas, let’s be clear that we are talking about B.C. seafood. The dynamic duo…

How do we manage sea lice in salmon farms?

Farm-raised salmon are free of sea lice when they are entered into the ocean, but during the fall adult wild salmon may pass sea lice to farm-raised salmon. Sea lice are naturally occurring parasites found on many species of marine…