• 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
  • Opinion: If we want to keep eating fish we need to farm it — responsibly

    By Jeremy Dunn The B.C. Salmon Farmers Association recently held community meetings in Campbell River and Nanaimo — two centres of our industry in this province. Over and over again we heard passion for the role B.C.’s salmon farms play in protecting wild salmon and helping feed a hungry world, but also frustration with the […]
    • April 9, 2018
  • Credibility not on the menu for these BC chefs

    Would these BC chefs be okay if food critics reviewed their restaurants without having eaten there? By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews This week, the anti-fish farm activists rounded up some Vancouver-area chefs to denounce sustainable salmon farming in BC. None of them, who turned up for a press conference, have been to a B.C. fish farm, […]
    • April 7, 2018
  • Coastal communities speak up for BC’s salmon farming industry

    Premier John Horgan inundated with letters from the often neglected voices in BC’s coastal communities that depend on salmon farms By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Workers in British Columbia’s salmon farming industry have sent hundreds of letters to the office of Premier John Horgan about what the future could hold for a sustainable industry that thousands […]
    • April 1, 2018
  • An open letter to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

    An open letter to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee about the salmon farming industry. From Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Dear Governor, I bring to your attention a tale of two bills that went through your legislative process recently. The first, House Bill 2957, which will phase out marine farming of Atlantic salmon and other non-native fish […]
    • March 27, 2018
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