• When the salmon...

    “If we have a name for it, it means this has been happening for thousands of years and it has nothing to do with salmon farming,” Harold Sewid, Qwe’Qwa’Sot’Em Clan Chief By Fabian Dawson SeawestNews When the salmon don’t return, the Qwe’Qwa’Sot’Em people of the Broughton Archipelago in Northwest British Columbia, have a name for […]

    Why the Washing...

    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. […]
  • Value of B.C. f...

    Source: Vancouver Sun – September 28, 2017 | Last Updated: September 28, 2017 8:34 AM PDT The value of B.C. farmed fish rose 37 per cent between 2013 and 2016, according to a report commissioned by the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association. Under pressure from activists and First Nations who question the industry’s impact on the environment […]

    Canadian-owned ...

    VeroBlue Farms demise adds to the scepticism around the financial viability and environmental sustainability of land-based fish farm operations. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A Canadian-owned land based fish farm in Iowa has gone belly-up with over US$100 million in debt, adding to the litany of failed businesses that try to grow fish on land. VeroBlue […]
  • Sweeping closur...

    New measures will be economically devastating for coastal communities and sports fishing industry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Declaring it is time for bold action, the government today announced sweeping fishery closures across British Columbia to reverse the drastic decline of the iconic Fraser River Chinook populations. “The measures I am announcing today, as part of a […]

    Anti-fish farm ...

    Another government review, costing $100,000, dismisses claims by anti-fish farm activists in British Columbia By Fabian Dawson SeawestNews More often than not, when scientists debunk the claims that fish farms are causing the decline of wild stocks, their work is labelled as bought and paid for by the aquaculture industry. The emotionally-charged but fact-deficit anti-fish […]
  • B.C. lab cleare...

    The health and wellbeing of British Columbia’s wild and farmed salmon populations are of paramount importance to both the province’s ecosystem and economy. “Don Wright, deputy minister to the Premier, has released his report on Deloitte’s review of the Province’s Animal Health Centre (AHC). The report found that the public servants and scientists at the […]

    ‘Island Good’ s...

    “There is lots of heart and soul in what goes into growing food on Vancouver Island… you grew up here…so why not eat what is grown on the island” – John Paul Fraser, executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Some years ago, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) decided […]
  • Ottawa in searc...

    Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science to advise Minister of Fisheries and Oceans By SeaWestNews The Federal government is looking for a few good experts and scientists to be on its Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science. Canada’s chief science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer, (pictured) in announcing the terms of reference for the expert panel […]

    Fish farming wi...

    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 […]
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