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“Let’s get the facts right about aquaculture Mr. Risley”

Former wild seafood mogul John Risley spouts false claims about aquaculture By Susan Farquharson Here’s an old adage that does not need an update: Everyone…

Mowi forced to cull 3 million baby salmon

Policy change, seen as an attempt by Fisheries Minister to thwart a Federal Court ruling, causes unnecessary slaughter of baby salmon, equivalent to 61 million…

Surrey pushes for pause on salmon farm closures

Town Hall on salmon farm closures in the remote Discovery Islands paints bleak picture of lost businesses, jobs and family livelihoods in Surrey, BC’s urban…

Minister thumbs her nose at judge, First Nations over aquaculture decision

Bowing to demands by eco-activists, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan continues to demonstrate a complete lack of respect and concern for the people who depend on…

Remembering Kurt Grinnell, the Native American aquaculture leader

“He was a storyteller, who could bring alive the stories about ancestral life, including the importance of aquaculture, which was part of the Salish people…

Activists correct their fishy science about salmon virus

Correction follows a series of alarmist claims by activists, who have been trotting out fishy science, to attack BC salmon farmers. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A…

Aquaculture carbon footprint study on BC salmon farms

Should BC succumb to the demands of anti-fish farm activists to move all ocean-based salmon farms to land based operations, the province will see a…

Trudeau faces aquaculture conundrum with Green New Deal

When it comes to aquaculture, especially salmon farming, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is speaking out of both sides of his mouth with a Green New…

Job losses from salmon farm closures alarms BC

“I am deeply concerned about the job losses and the overall economic impact of the federal government’s decision to close salmon farms in the Discovery…

BC salmon farm closures will hit Surrey hard

Surrey stands to lose 344 jobs and $220 million in annual revenue with closures of salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands, says a new report,…

What Canada’s Blue Economy means to fishers and seafood farmers

New video series to highlight the benefits of the Blue Economy features 10 Canadian voices from the seafood industry By SeaWestNews The Fisheries Council of…

BC fisheries, aquaculture projects get clean tech boost

Over $5.4 million set aside for 36 fisheries and aquaculture projects to boost clean economic growth in British Columbia’s seafood industry By SeaWestNews Thirty six…

Court allows baby salmon transfer in Discovery Islands

“The only evidence before me is that today, salmon aquaculture in B.C. poses no more than a minimal risk to wild salmon” Federal Court Judge, …

Spies and lies in anti-salmon farm activist’s book

Chapter in the book by eco-activist Alexandra Morton linking local company to Israeli spies is a “lie”, says owner of security agency hired to keep…

Court rejects Morton’s missive on BC fish farms

“Ms. Morton’s proposed affidavit contains untested hearsay evidence, contains improper opinion evidence under the guise of being factual evidence” on BC fish farms – Federal…

Ignorance spurs bullying in BC’s aquaculture industry

Why are those with the least knowledge of aquaculture making the most noise about salmon farms and bullying women in the industry? CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Kirstyn Nygren

“What most people don’t realize is that our industry is built with employees who have nothing but love, appreciation, and passion for our oceans and…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Laura Windatt

“The crucial issues facing salmon farming in BC is securing the industry as a sustainable source of food protein…after all we are just trying to…

Letter – Millennials in aquaculture worried about their futures

“The point of this letter is to inform you Prime Minister Trudeau and Team, that we millennials are worried about our futures, and the future…

Letter – Salmon farm ban needs a judicial review

Salmon Farm Ban – “It appears to me that her “social licence” was a purely political decision.” By SeaWestNews In making her sudden decision to…

Canada slows as world grows with marine aquaculture

After proclaiming aquaculture is key to its post-pandemic economic recovery plans, Canada lags behind the rest of the world, as nations harness the Blue Economy…

Federal Court snubs First Nations in salmon farming dispute

In a disturbing ruling, the Federal court has rejected intervenor status by five First Nations in the Discovery Islands’ salmon farming dispute, opting to hear…

Quid-pro-quo poser in BC salmon farming ban

  After ignoring her own scientists, Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan also rebuffed her deputy minister when deciding to ban salmon farming in BC’s Discovery…

Canada launches ocean literacy plan while keeping salmon farmers in the dark

Three months after the devastating decision to close salmon farms in the Discovery Islands, Ravi Kahlon, B.C.’s minister of jobs, economic recovery and innovation says…

Mowi in court to stop mass salmon slaughter

Mowi Canada West files injunction to suspend Federal Government order that compels it to kill 12 million healthy salmon, which could provide 235 million meals….

Prize and prejudice in BC’s salmon aquaculture industry

First-ever BC Aquaculture Innovation Awards announced as salmon farmers challenge Federal order to shut down their operations in the Discovery Islands. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews From…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Jaramar Balmori-Cedeño

“No one should have to wonder what they will eat tomorrow. I took an oath in Veterinary school in Mexico, and to this day, I…

BC salmon farms shutdown will have devastating impacts

A new report lays bare widespread economic, human and animal welfare impacts that will result from shutting down salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands. By…

BC salmon farms decision attacked by aquaculture stakeholders

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans announces new aquaculture engagement process as it defends decision to phase out salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands By…

Canadian salmon farmers driving innovation in ocean aquaculture

New high-tech vessel joins aquaculture armada in BC as the government is schooled on the role of innovation and technology in the Canadian aquaculture industry….