• Washington lawmakers’ must vote against fish farm ban

    Ban will be an be an embarrassment to the state’s reputation globally says former state senator as he debunks myths circulated by fish farm opponents By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews.com Washington-based fish farmers are calling on their lawmakers to vote down any bans on the farming of Atlantic salmon in state waters and are urging them […]
    • February 21, 2018
  • Fish farming industry nurtures Michelle Atleo

    BC fish farming creates schooling and jobs in the rural communities big cities forget about. Nellie is proud of her job and where the salmon aquaculture industry is going. She is instrumental in helping new staff get adjusted, in guiding them to positions they may excel at, and just being there for a chat when […]
    • February 20, 2018
  • Fish farming regulations are stringent in BC, Canada

    Bad salmon farming practices in a different country must not affect our stringently regulated fish farming industry. “VANCOUVER—A Washington senator says he wants to see British Columbia join the state in phasing out ocean-based Atlantic salmon farms when the province decides whether to renew farm leases in June. The move to phase out fish farms […]
    • February 20, 2018
  • Why the Washington State fish farm collapse is an “unlikely event” in B.C.

    Industry veterans say that the salmon farming industry practice of adopting state-of-the art technology to clean pen nets in B.C. is among the world’s best By SeaWestNews Two of Canada’s leading experts on aquaculture engineering say it’s highly unlikely that the net collapse of a salmon farm in Washington State, can happen in British Columbia. […]
    • February 6, 2018
  • Growing fish for a growing World: The Future of Salmon Aquaculture

    By Caroline Graham The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission(NPAFC) As wild fisheries decline, or remain stagnant, the global population continues to grow, with greater than nine billion people expected to be living on this planet in 2050, raising serious concerns about global food security (United Nations 2017). Increasingly, national and international government organizations are pointing […]
    • February 1, 2018
  • Aquaculture industry supports talks to address UNDRIP issues in BC

    “We are prepared to do the necessary hard work to find a path forward together in the Broughton Archipelago in keeping with and enacting the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” By SeaWestNews The salmon farming industry in B.C. says it is looking forward to participating in government-to-government discussions […]
    • February 1, 2018
  • First Nations author warns of paid “puppets and props” used to plug resource projects in Canada.

    We don’t need any green college fund babies telling us what to do in our territories says Calvin Helin, a multi-award winning author, international speaker, entrepreneur and lawyer By SeaWestNews A leading authority on economic independence for First Nations says a tide of anger is building against the “puppets and props” used by eco-militants to […]
    • January 28, 2018
  • A livelihood threatened by well-funded “bullying”

    By Maurice Isaac Maurice Isaac (pictured) is a member of the Tlowitsis First Nation, and lives in Alert Bay. He is site manager at Midsummer salmon farm. I am on my 24th year working in the aquaculture industry: six years at a salmon enhancement facility (Gwani hatchery), and now 18 years working as a salmon […]
    • January 23, 2018
  • Should we be able to see what bycatch is caught in our oceans?

    Bycatch – Canada is not alone when it comes to poor management in the catch of non-target fish and ocean wildlife, which results in unnecessary waste and harm to sea life. Up to 10.3 million tonnes of sea life is unintentionally caught each year around the world, captured in nets, lines and other gear. Some […]
    • January 21, 2018
  • World waking up to British Columbia Seafood

    British Columbia continues to use safe and healthy farming practices to assist nature in staying ahead of the snowballing requests for seafood today. By Seawest News British Columbians know all about the bounty from their seas and are passionately protective about what lies beneath our oceans. Now the world is quickly waking up to what […]
    • January 5, 2018
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