• 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
  • 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
  • What I know for sure about salmon farming

    Fish farming facts from a conservationist and staunch aquaculture supporter By Susan Farquharson I am a committed conservationist and as such, a staunch supporter of salmon farming. And yes, those two stances can absolutely co-exist – and do, much more often than some would think if they rely only on media headlines to get their […]
    • June 2, 2018
  • Salmon farming has a key role to play in protecting wild fish

    Science points not to farming but to over-fishing and climate change as the top issues our wild salmon face. Commentary By Stewart Muir As a researcher and former journalist who goes beyond the headlines to study the benefits and challenges of numerous resource industries, it has struck me as peculiar that a beneficial endeavour like […]
    • May 30, 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
  • 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
  • Anti-fish farm activists’ adverse effects on sustainability

    Look, when we speak of sustainability we are speaking about the three major guidelines people and corporations must follow so we can one day arrive at a truly sustainable global life.  By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Environmental sustainability is the ability of the environment to support a defined level of environmental quality and natural resource extraction […]
    • April 20, 2018
  • Why is the anti-fish farm lobby so afraid of science?

    Anti-fish farm activists ratchet up conspiracy campaign against Canadian scientists and studies Commentary By Fabian Dawson Fearing that Canadian science will drown out their claims, the anti-fish farm lobby has embarked on a campaign to discredit upcoming studies by the government to develop better aquaculture standards. Taking the cue from Twitt-ler-in-chief Donald Trump, who constantly […]
    • April 17, 2018
  • Land-based Salmon Farming

    Aquaculture has been in the news lately and no two articles ever seem to agree on any one dialogue. In particular, salmon farming has become the center of a vicious debate on an ever-ranging list of topics. Topics too numerous to list, but there is one area which I find compelling. The conversation of land-based […]
    • April 13, 2018
  • Sustainable salmon farming in British Columbia

    Put salmon farms in land-based fish tanks. This is an online demand we see quite often in the comments sections of SeaWestNews Facebook page. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Sustainability is the key to all food farming, whether it is fish in the ocean, or fruits, vegetables, grains and cattle/poultry on land. All types of farming […]
    • April 12, 2018
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