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Net gains: Aquaculture news from around the world

Asia’s appetite for Scottish salmon grows as Tasmania and America look to build a more robust aquaculture industry. By SeaWestNews SCOTLAND – Scottish salmon is…

“The ocean is not an aquarium” says U.N.

World Oceans Day message to develop aquaculture more effectively resonates with Canada’s First Nations, seafood farmers and coastal communities. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The United Nations…

Aquaculture in Canada needs strong, clear government support

“We need the strong and clear support of governments who recognize that aquaculture is the future of reliable, secure, sustainable and affordable supply of seafood”…

Aquaculture: Minister accused of ignoring First Nations voices

“This minister does not seem to grasp what real reconciliation means when it comes to aquaculture and salmon farming.” By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod…

Ruth Robinson, Elder – Kitasoo/Xai’xais

“What are my people going to do? How are they going to work, cause there are no other jobs here too.“Ruth Robinson, Elder – Kitasoo/Xai’xais…

Surrey reels from salmon farm closures, aquaculture job losses

“We’re asking on behalf of our families, our employees and the thousands of others who are impacted…stop the further closure of salmon farms.” By Fabian…

Salmon prices soar as minister bows to anti-aquaculture activists

Why is Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray being allowed to ignore evidence-based and peer-reviewed government science advice on salmon aquaculture, ask Canada’s seafood farmers. By Fabian…

Hypocrite federal politicians killing aquaculture jobs in BC

Thousands of aquaculture jobs on the line as federal MPs doublespeak to shut down salmon farms in British Columbia. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews It was less…

Aquaculture: First Nations push for collaboration over conflict

First Nations summit aims to move decades-old aquaculture conflict to a new place of collaboration led by Indigenous seafood partnerships. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Federal…

Fears mount over fallout from salmon farm closures

First Nations and coastal municipal governments fear their communities will face economic devastation if salmon farms are forced from British Columbia’s oceans Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Indigenous…

United Nations calls for global expansion of aquaculture

“Aquaculture has seen enormous progress in recent decades and is destined to produce the majority of the ever-growing demand for aquatic food.” – United Nations…

Patagonia’s hypocrisy displayed in new anti-salmon farming book

“Patagonia’s campaigns against salmon farming, books and films are all about creating traction for its expensive and exclusive products…its hypocrisy.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Patagonia, the…

Why Gen Z is a perfect fit in the fish farming industry

The ‘mess’ Gen Z is inheriting includes a financial landscape that is more a yoyo than a landscape, climate change disasters, and the lingering effects…

‘Salmon farm shutdowns not based on science but on politics’

National agricultural and food associations remind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of his commitment that science and evidence will form the basis of Canada’s policy and…

Throwing Shade on the Colour of Salmon; The Truth Behind Astaxanthin

Instead of sourcing the Astaxanthin carotenoid from the wild, they opt for a lab produced version that is  extracted from algae Viewpoint By: Samantha McLeod…

Canada’s aquaculture opportunity is unparalleled in the world

But the Liberal government is squandering the opportunity, all to get votes from anti-salmon farming activists, states the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance By Fabian Dawson…

First Nations suffer to save salmon stocks

“We can smell the salmon in the river when they’re running, but we cannot go out and fish” By Rochelle Baker, Local Journalism Initiative ReporterCanada’s National…

Lawsuits mount against “unlawful” Discovery Islands aquaculture decision

Aquaculture supply and services companies sue current and former Fisheries Ministers for losses arising from their decisions to shut down salmon farms in the Discovery…

Science vs sovereignty in the fight to farm salmon

Indigenous communities in BC and Washington State turn to the courts to get their voices heard and their traditional rights to farm salmon respected. By…

Controversial salmon farming decision heads back to court

First Nations and salmon farmers seek judicial review of minister’s aquaculture decision that prevents them from raising fish in the Discovery Islands of British Columbia….

Aquaculture workers fight back against fish farm ban

Show us the science that is killing our jobs demand Washington State’s fish farm workers in a new aquaculture advocacy campaign By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture…

Brown’s Bay Packing – Community and Innovation

Blending their ingenuity with advanced processing techniques helps them ensure the salmon they process is fresh, sustainable, ecologically sound, and of incredibly high quality and…

The big lie about the ‘dye’ in farmed salmon

The colour of farmed salmon comes from adding an antioxidant to their feed, with benefits for everyone By Dr. Stefanie ColomboDalhousie University A barrage of…

Minister can’t be “trusted” say salmon farming First Nations

First Nations’ leaders call for ouster of Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray following her controversial, unscientific and damaging decision to shut down salmon farms in BC…

Fishy aquaculture decision in British Columbia under fire

“After eight years, the Trudeau government continues to fail to provide transparency and accountability in its fisheries and oceans decisions.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Trudeau…

Ottawa rejects science, betrays First Nations with aquaculture decision

Decision to shut down Discovery Islands salmon farms goes against First Nations Reconciliation, increases food costs and devastates local economies By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Federal…

Land-based salmon farming is risky business in BC : study

  New government study shows BC will need billions of dollars and about 10 years to replace open-net salmon farms with land-based aquaculture operations By…

Activist ‘doctored’ aquaculture workshop video says First Nation

Salmon farming battle heats up in British Columbia with activists targeting scientists and aquaculture-friendly First Nations By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farming activists in British Columbia…

Canada’s salmon farmers need more collaboration not conflict

While the rest of the world is increasing aquaculture production, campaigners with varying self-interests have been determined to shut down salmon farms in Canada. Commentary…

Pregnant and craving salmon?

Like all farmed foods, salmon farming is mandated by organisations set in place to protect our health British Columbia is a wonderful place to rear…