• Black Soldier Fly on a new mission for salmon farms

    David Suzuki’s insect-feed brainchild will help make salmon farming more sustainable but he is bugged about it. By Fabian Dawson The short and unremarkable life of the Black Soldier Fly involves nothing more than mating and laying eggs. It does not eat, sting or bite and is not a pest or a vector for disease. […]
    • February 22, 2018
  • Washington lawmakers’ must vote against fish farm ban

    Ban will be an be an embarrassment to the state’s reputation globally says former state senator as he debunks myths circulated by fish farm opponents By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews.com Washington-based fish farmers are calling on their lawmakers to vote down any bans on the farming of Atlantic salmon in state waters and are urging them […]
    • February 21, 2018
  • 3 billion people rely on seafood to survive

    “Approximately three billion people in the world rely on both wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein.”  WWF Sustainable Seafood (link below) Here in British Columbia our aquaculture industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 60 years. There have been many learning curves over the decades but thankfully by […]
    • February 20, 2018
  • Scientist refutes WFC claims regarding farmed salmon

    Washington state scientist refutes NGO claims farmed fish affects native fish populations Genetic specialist says the Wild Fish Conservancy has ‘misused scientific literature to exaggerate risks.’, reports intrafish.com The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is refuting claims made by the Wild Fish Conservancy (WFC) that there is any serious risk to wild salmon populations from […]
    • February 19, 2018
  • Wild salmon facing toxic punch from stormwater runoff

    Stormwater runoff of urban roadways pose toxic danger to wild salmon Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways, WSU News reports. First, as scientists learned a couple years ago, toxic pollution in the water can kill them. WSU researchers have […]
    • February 12, 2018
  •  Expert panel to provide credible aquaculture science

    Panel will help government remain a strong, science-based regulator of the aquaculture industry  (Pictured) Canada’s chief science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer By Seawest News Canada’s chief science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer, will lead an independent expert panel to provide recommendations to government on the aquaculture industry. “Our government understands that Canadians have real concerns around […]
    • February 2, 2018
  • Growing fish for a growing World: The Future of Salmon Aquaculture

    By Caroline Graham The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission(NPAFC) As wild fisheries decline, or remain stagnant, the global population continues to grow, with greater than nine billion people expected to be living on this planet in 2050, raising serious concerns about global food security (United Nations 2017). Increasingly, national and international government organizations are pointing […]
    • February 1, 2018
  • Low risk of viral transfer from farmed salmon to wild sockeye, says DFO

    Report is the first in a series that will assess the risk of pathogen transfer associated with aquaculture activities to wild fish and the environment By SeaWest News A new report by Fisheries and Oceans Canada has found that there are only minimal risks to the wild Fraser River sockeye salmon populations due to the […]
    • December 23, 2017
  • Discredited activists trot out fishy science again

    Group was warned by government not to use “reckless allegations based on incomplete science” to impact livelihood of thousands of British Columbians By SeaWest News A group of discredited activists, whose objective is to shut down salmon farms, have once again trotted out a dubious document to smear one of B.C.’s most sustainable industries. The […]
    • December 15, 2017
  • Sea it! British celebs go naked to fight overfishing

    British celebrities have posed naked for the Fishlove campaign to end overfishing in Europe’s waters. British actors and celebrities are shedding their clothes for the cameras as European Union ministers meet in Brussels to determine 2018 fishing quotas. Among them are Imelda Staunton, Jessie Buckley, Bobby George and Rula Lenska who have posed naked with […]
    • December 12, 2017
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