Archive

Category: Sea The Future

Salmon farmers relying less on wild fish for feed

Salmon farmers make good progress to reduce their reliance on wild-caught fish in the feed they use, states a new report By SeaWestNews Atlantic salmon farmers around the world and here in BC are reducing their reliance on wild-caught fish…

Study C’s the future in sustainable aquaculture

Communication, cooperation and coordination will be critical to the sustainable development of aquaculture as the sector grows, states a new study By SeaWestNews Communication, cooperation and coordination will be critical to the sustainable development of aquaculture as humanity’s appetite for…

Perils and promises of a land-based salmon farmer

Critical incidents at Atlantic Sapphire is a cautionary tale for those pushing to move all ocean-based salmon farms to land-based closed containment systems in BC. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Atlantic Sapphire – the go to example for those wanting to grow…

COVID-19: Nations look to aquaculture to boost food security

Dispelling myths and falsehoods that aquaculture threatens the fishing industry and environment are among the biggest challenges By SeaWestNews The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing governments and researchers around the world to improve the resiliency of aquaculture operations to provide affordable…

Aquaculture set to play key role in food systems

GSI announces slew of new projects to cement the farmed salmon industry as the global leader in producing sustainable, climate-friendly and nutritious protein By SeaWestNews The Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) is introducing new projects to address global challenges in food…

First Nation lauds Mowi milestone in B.C.

All 28 active Mowi Canada West salmon farms off B.C.’s coast are now certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A First Nation community is hailing Mowi Canada West for getting all its salmon farms in B.C….

Gindara Sablefish nets top sustainability rating

Gindara becomes the first marine finfish farm in Canada to get ‘Green, Best Choice’ rating from Monterey Bay Aquarium’s sustainable Seafood Watch program By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Gindara Sablefish, farmed in Kyuquot Sound off Vancouver Island, has been awarded with the…

First Nation gets a kelp-ing hand to map shoreline

Kwiakah First Nation collaborates with North Island College to create a detailed map of wild kelp beds in traditional territory By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews One of the smallest First Nations in British Columbia – Kwiakah – has big plans when it…

‘Salmon farmers keep us going’

Vancouver Island businesses say salmon farmers, who have embraced a strident ‘support local first’ philosophy, are keeping them going amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews It was only about two months ago, as the COVID-19 outbreak spread across Vancouver…

New plans to boost fisheries and aquaculture in Europe

Farmers, fishers and aquaculture producers to play a key role in the transition to a more equitable and sustainable food system for Europe By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The European Union (EU) has adopted a twin food strategy to help farmers, fishers,…

Salmon farmers cut antibiotic use by 50 percent: report

“This progress has been made thanks to a concerted effort to rear fish in a healthy environment that limits stress and reduces susceptibility to pathogens,” – BCSFA By SeaWestNews Salmon farmers around the world have halved their antibiotic use over…

Feed starving whales farmed salmon, say scientists

Radical idea that led to an orphaned orca being returned to the wild could help endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews One of the most enduring tales of human intervention to save killer whales is that of Springer,…

Wild and farmed seafood critical to future food supply

“Building a strong domestic aquaculture industry is a win-win. It’s good for the economy and good for the planet,” – NOAA By SeaWestNews Danielle Blacklock is a firm believer that wild and farmed seafood are critical to America’s future food…

“There are never enough women in aquaculture”

As we mark International Women’s Day, SeaWestNews looks at 10 women effecting positive change in Canada’s aquaculture and fisheries industries By Samantha McLeod As we mark International Women’s Day this year, a new survey from Atlantic Canada states the cultural…

Sustainable oceans champ to lead Conservation Alliance

New executive director will lead four-year strategy for community of sustainable seafood NGOs By SeaWestNews Sustainable oceans champion, Mariah Boyle, has been appointed as the new Executive Director Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions. The Conservation Alliance is a community of…

‘AquaPioneers’ will take you from farm to film

Independent filmmakers to showcase the daily lives and dreams of five aquaculture pioneers who are driven by an “insatiable hunger for sustainability” By SeaWestNews A group of independent documentary filmmakers are planning to showcase the personal stories of five “aqua-pioneers”…

Energy use, emissions will increase with land-based fish farms, but….

Canada’s Fisheries Minister, Bernadette Jordan, hints at what’s in the soon-to-be released State of Salmon Aquaculture Technologies study By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Growing salmon to full market size on land will require a high amount of energy, increase greenhouse gas emissions…

Trout is the new salmon in Washington’s fish farms

“This approval to farm trout through marine aquaculture supports our Council’s commitment to diversified economic development as strong stewards of our environment,” Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Chairman W. Ron Allen. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)…

Canada’s Fisheries Minister clarifies her B.C. aquaculture mandate

“The mandate letter is clear that I have to come up with a plan by 2025 and that’s what I will be doing,” – Minister of Fisheries, Bernadette Jordan. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s newly minted Minister of Fisheries, Bernadette Jordan…

Landslide blocking migrating salmon is “spectacular” as it is “daunting”

“There is no higher priority for me and for my department in British Columbia than addressing the Big Bar landslide on the Fraser River,” – Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s new Fisheries Minister By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Big Bar landslide on the…

Getting a grip on UNDRIP and what it means for British Columbia

Event in Vancouver will look at how First Nations are succeeding in business relations with companies in the energy, mining, aquaculture, and forestry sectors By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews From resource extraction to harvesting the oceans and to creating energy corridors, British…

International NGO calls on members to defend salmon farmers in B.C.

“The anti-aquaculture community in British Columbia is small, but they are loud and they have found the ear of the Canadian Liberal party.” – Global Aquaculture Alliance. By SeaWestNews The Global Aquaculture Alliance is calling on its members to come…

Children’s book The Farm on the Sea

New Book Teaches Kids about Salmon Farming. Proceeds from ‘THE FARM ON THE SEA’ to be donated to local food banks. New Brunswick journalist Deborah Irvine Anderson has debuted a new children’s book about salmon farming. The Farm on the…

2020 WSI video competition is now open for submissions

The prestigious WSI video competition “women in the seafood industry” opens its fourth edition and awaits entries until July the 2nd Submitted by WSISeaWestNews One seafood worker in two is a woman. They are essential contributors to the industry but…

Canada’s new Fisheries Minister saddled with a mandate of contradictions

Bernadette Jordan, the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, deserves a mandate that compliments Canada’s vision to lead the Global Blue Economy, not contradict it AnalysisBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Justin Trudeau’s mandate letter to his new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans,…

New aquaculture tool kit to boost sustainable ‘Blue Growth’ in Europe

‘Tool kit will not only improve the industry itself, but also public perception of aquaculture’ – Professor Trevor Telfer, project lead TAPAS, a collaboration between 15 European partner institutions. By SeaWestNews The European Union, will embrace a new aquaculture tool…

Aquaculture is a win-win for a planet in need – United Nations

“We need more political will and more resources to make this happen. Let us not leave any region of the ocean behind in our sustainability quest.” – FAO, United Nations -Director General Qu Dongyu By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Developing industries like…

U.N. pushes for significant effort to boost aquaculture

United Nations urges a new push to invest in sustainable ocean growth and a significant effort to boost aquaculture By SeaWestNews Serious investments in ocean sustainability will raise the amount of fish to feed the poor, the Food and Agriculture…

Asia-Pacific moves to strengthen Asian aquaculture governance

Asian aquaculture has engaged over 18 million fish farmers in primary production and nearly equal numbers of job opportunities in related supporting sectors – United Nations By SeaWestNews The Asia-Pacific region is taking important preparatory steps to strengthen the governance…

As Canada dithers, the world moves on with aquaculture

Canadian politicians have become victims of science-deficit activism, while countries around the world expand their aquaculture operations By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews As Canada dithers about growing salmon in the seas, countries around the world are increasing ocean-based aquaculture production for long-term…