• Fish farming will play a bigger role in feeding the world’s population

    Salmon farms represent about .05 percent of the entire B.C. coast, they have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast B.C. marine coastline for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of B.C.’s aquaculture industry, has quietly become the province’s largest agricultural export. One of the most pristine coastlines in […]
    • July 9, 2018
  • More countries around the world turning to fish farms: UN

    As Canadian salmon farmers push Ottawa for a Federal Aquaculture Act, the UN is also urging countries to implement proper legislation for their fish farming industry By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews More people than ever before are eating farmed fish and more countries around the world are turning to fish farms as a key source of […]
    • July 9, 2018
  • A new chapter for aquaculture in the US

    Proposed US legislation is similar to calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, (R-Miss. pictured), has introduced a bill that would streamline the permitting process for aquaculture farms in American waters. The bill is similar to calls in Canada for a Federal Aquaculture Act that will […]
    • July 1, 2018
  • I’m a salmon farmer, proudly

    I am proud of what we do, I love being part of an industry that was created to ensure sustainability. We operate under strict guidelines that are constantly evolving for the better. – Bruce Banta I saw this piece recently by Bruce Banta, a BC salmon farmer and was reminded of the first time I […]
    • June 25, 2018
  • Salmon farmers do swimmingly in Iceland

    Salmon production increase attracts new companies to fish farming in Iceland By Seawestnews Fish farming production in Iceland has increased by 38 per cent during the past 12 months, reports Fish Update. The annual figure is now 27,776 tonnes and that is expected to grow significantly over the next two to three years. The Icelandic […]
    • June 24, 2018
  • Too many Chiefs, not enough leadership

    The NDP has created a monster with today’s aquaculture veto-tenure announcement that will pit First Nation against First Nation, create economic chaos and clog up our already overburdened courts. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews When Harold Sewid speaks about the benefits of salmon farming to his community, he starts with an introduction about his ancestry. Sewid’s […]
    • June 20, 2018
  • Wild salmon first or money first?

    A chance for the money boys to make more money around the hysteria about salmon farming in BC By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun by well-known local entrepreneurs urged Premier John Horgan (pictured) to let tenures for open net-pen salmon farms expire. The op-ed was written by Tony Allard, president […]
    • June 16, 2018
  • Chef Ned Bell, an eco-sustainable revolutionary when it comes to fish farming

    A chef’s moral responsibility to the world is to respect people and cultures while teaching about food-sustainability.  Before there were celebrity chefs in Vancouver there were chefs Ned Bell, Rob Feenie and Michael Jacob, the chefs that put Vancouver’s restaurant scene on the map with Lumiere, the multi-awarded Vancouver restaurant. Before Lumiere there was Le […]
    • June 12, 2018
  • Sea Pact funds three new aquaculture projects

    Grants announced on World Oceans Day to drive seafood sustainability Sea Pact, an innovative association of ten leading North American seafood companies working together to drive industry sustainability progress, has announced funding support to three projects advancing aquaculture sustainability globally. Aquaculture now accounts for over 50% of seafood consumed globally, and advances in the management […]
    • June 10, 2018
  • The BC Seafood Expo and Festival has begun

    The 12th annual #BCSeafoodFest held in the Comox Valley celebrates  the bounty of BC seafood By SeaWestNews After 12 years in the making, the next generation of the BC Seafood Festival is open from June 8th to 17th and is the largest seafood festival in Western Canada. For 10 days, visitors will be able to […]
    • June 9, 2018
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