• 10-year plan for Scotland’s salmon farming industry

    ‘I can’t think of an industry that had been on the receiving end of so much criticism and been given so little credit for its successes.’ By Seawestnews The Scottish government is to work in tandem with the country’s fish farmers to address health challenges and help the industry grow sustainably, rural affairs minister Fergus […]
    • May 23, 2018
  • Court orders protestors to stop harassing fish farm workers

    Marine Harvest continues to hope for meaningful dialogue with protestors  By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fish farm workers at Swanson Island, who have been subject to aggressive and bullying behaviour by protestors, are heaving a sigh of relief after a court ordered the eco-militants to leave the area. The B.C. Supreme Court has given the protestors […]
    • May 18, 2018
  • Rock with a heart at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018!

    Comox Valley Rocks for Kids! will take place during the 12th annual BC Seafood Festival, being held in the Comox Valley from June 8–17, 2018. By SeaWestNews These rockers are coming together during the epic BC Seafood Festival, 2018, to raise money for Comox Valley Child Development Association. “It’s been a long time since the […]
    • May 17, 2018
  • The Truth About Land Based RAS and Water Usage

    Land Based Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) and Water Usage. A guide to understanding what land based RAS means for the environment.  By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews A few weeks ago, an article was published discussing the water requirements of the proposed moving of BC’s aquaculture industry to land based farms. It stated that there was a […]
    • May 15, 2018
  • Salmon farmers top eco-efficient animal protein charts: report

    Salmon farmers’ commitment to transparency is evidence that they are committed to building a sustainable future, says World Wildlife Federation (WWF) By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of protein production – with the lowest carbon footprint, and lowest feed conversion ratio, says a new report released […]
    • May 14, 2018
  • Mother’s Day Salmon-lunch in the backyard – Jaimie Oliver

    Come Sunday, every single restaurant will be fully booked with waiting lines wrapping around the corners of buildings. Make your Mother’s Day stress-free, with this “Mouth-Watering Fennel Crusted Salmon by Jamie Oliver.” This year’s Mother’s day, save yourself the stress and throw a backyard salmon lunch. It is healthy eating, the dish will please everyone, […]
    • May 11, 2018
  • New Poll – it doesn’t add up

    It was revealed on April 30th that one in four British Columbians were opposed to open net pen salmon farming. Problem is, the poll wasn’t all that representative. By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews I remember from my university days, when studying research methods and analysis that any poll, survey or questionnaire had to be representative. The […]
    • May 10, 2018
  • Inside the fear mongering campaign against aquaculture

    A veterinarian’s perspective of how the anti-fish farm lobby uses pseudo-science and diseases to spread fear about salmon farming By Dr. Hugh Mitchell SeaWestNews Peter Drucker, the management expert, economist and Nobel laureate, is quoted as saying: “Aquaculture, not the internet, represents the most promising investment opportunity of the 21st Century.” However, for myself, and […]
    • May 8, 2018
  • Salmon virus study is about activism not science: experts

    Anti-salmon farm lobby plans media blitz around new report that is aimed to spread fear not facts about PRV virus By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A new report on the effects of the Piscine Reovirus (PRV) on wild salmon is “speculative” and is more about activism against fish farms than real science, say top aquaculture experts. […]
    • May 7, 2018
  • British Columbia Salmon Farming and Viruses

    Thousands of fish health screenings on wild, hatchery-raised, and farm-raised salmon have been completed by professionals in B.C., Alaska, and Washington State and not a single test confirms the presence of any exotic fish viruses or diseases, including ISA. Viruses exist in every single living animal, including human beings. Viruses are the most abundant organisms […]
    • May 1, 2018
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