• New studies rea...

    Two new scientific studies dismantle key claims made in court by fish farm opponents. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Two new studies have reaffirmed that the piscine reovirus (PRV) is not a salmon killer in British Columbia, dismantling key claims made in court by fish farm opponents. The studies come in the wake of Ottawa’s decision not […]

    So how do we fa...

    New study will look at the impact of land-based and ocean-based closed-containment salmon farms in British Columbia, as well as offshore aquaculture production systems. By SeaWestNews A new study to provide viable technology options for salmon farming in British Columbia will play a significant role in the evolution of the industry going forward, Jonathan Wilkinson […]
  • Scientists set ...

    “We are all anxious to see and learn about the findings, so that we can better tackle the problems together,” John Paul Fraser, executive director of the B.C. Salmon Farmers. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Berthed at Vancouver’s Ballantyne Pier under wintry skies, the MV Professor Kaganovsky, a veteran of the high seas, does not look like […]

    Aquaculture mak...

    “There is no seafood that can match farmed salmon’s fresh year-round availability, health benefits and value,” – RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness analysis. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture has made salmon one of the world’s most popular seafood products contributing to the fish’s status as a “winning protein” around the world, says a new report from Rabobank. […]
  • Leadership by e...

    More than 2,400 Fisheries and Oceans and Coast Guard employees pledge to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics By SeaWestNews More than 2,400 Fisheries and Oceans and Coast Guard employees have pledged to reduce their consumption of single-use plastics in both their personal and professional lives as part of a departmentally-led Goodbye Plastic initiative. “Each […]

    Creating a stro...

    U.S. stands to lose out on nearly $100 billion and 50,000 jobs in global aquaculture growth over the next ten years By SeaWestNews More than 120 seafood industry leaders and other aquaculture proponents have signed on to a letter urging US lawmakers to open up opportunities for offshore fish farming. United States SenateWashington, D.C. 20510 […]
  • Virus poses min...

    “Unfortunately, some Canadian government non-medical researchers aligned with US and Canadian activists are attempting to make this mostly innocuous virus the scourge of the seven seas.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) science panel has concluded that the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) poses minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon, contrary to the […]

    Fish farms carb...

    New findings in Iceland are broadly in line with studies carried out in other countries, including Canada. By SeaWestNews A new study in Iceland has reaffirmed that the carbon footprint of fish farming in the Arctic nation is lower than most other forms of food production. The detailed scientific study has established that in 2017 […]
  • New lab, Indige...

    Traditional knowledge and a new lab at Vancouver Island University will help boost economic, social and spiritual well-being of coastal communities. By SeaWestNews The new Centre for Innovation in Fish Health on Vancouver Island plans to support the next generation of scientists who will ensure B.C.’s fisheries are healthy for the long term. The new […]

    A tale of confl...

    As Iceland moves to bring wild fishers and fish farmers together, a conflict looms between the two sides in America. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Iceland’s fish farmers have joined forces with the country’s deep sea fishers to address threats to the health of its oceans and strengthen the economic prosperity of Icelanders. The Icelandic Federation of […]
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