• Help Canada cre...

    Ensuring that the aquaculture industry is successful in the future is imperative to reducing overfishing and ensuring wild fish stocks are sustainable. By SeaWestNews Global demand for fish and seafood as a high-protein food source is increasing significantly. Over half of seafood consumed worldwide is produced by aquaculture operations. Ensuring that the aquaculture industry is […]

    A shark fin cou...

    Modernised Fisheries Act bans shark finning and the import and export of fins that are not attached to the shark By SeaWestNews Canada has modernised its Fisheries Act to ban the practice of shark finning and the import and export of shark fins that are not attached to a shark carcass.  Shark finning refers to […]
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    BC Seafood Expo 2019 hosts the largest International seafood buyers’ delegation in its history By SeaWestNews More often than not, aquaculture in British Columbia is beset by competing agendas, contested science and misinformation. But the reality is that aquaculture protein production is more efficient than any other animal production system, the industry has a lower […]

    Canada must sto...

    Leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups are calling on Ottawa to take immediate regulatory action to address plastic wastes and pollution. By SeaWestNews As Philippines and Malaysia demand Canada take back boatloads of contaminated plastics shipped to their countries, leading ocean conservancy and environmental groups are calling on Ottawa to take immediate regulatory action to […]
  • Alaska hatchery...

    “Growth and survival in North American salmon stocks have been shown to be negatively affected by hatchery-produced pink salmon.” – peer-reviewed study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution “Canadian wild salmon have a long run to Alaska pastures and have to compete with a lot of hatchery fish on the way. if I was a […]

    A world’s first...

    Three salmon farms, audited against 500 separate aspects of their performance, get the gold standard in environmental certification. By SeaWestNews Mowi Canada West has become the world’s first aquaculture company to successfully achieve certification under the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) multi-site certification methodology. Independent third-party auditors have certified three Klemtu area salmon farms in British […]
  • American kids n...

    “For most types of seafood, the nutritional benefits far outweigh the risks…in general, the best choices should be sustainably caught or raised fish and shellfish” – American Academy of Pediatrics By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews American children are eating relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison to meat, according to a new report from the American Academy […]

    Leading a class...

    Aquaculture in the Classroom project connects high school students to real-life experiences and industry professionals. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Connecting today’s youth to the tomorrow of British Columbia is a passion for Dr. Myron Roth and Pat Tonn. Together they run a class-act called Aquaculture in the Classroom to immerse high school students in real-life experiences […]
  • Transparency dr...

    Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of animal protein production states new sustainability report By SeaWestNews Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of animal protein production – with the lowest carbon footprint, lowest feed conversion ratio, and lowest land use – states a new sustainability […]

    “The future of ...

    Political commitments, scientific collaborations and constructive conversations highlight opening of the Aquaculture Canada Conference 2019. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s commitment to sustainable harvesting of seafood was reaffirmed by both the federal and B.C. provincial governments at the 2019 Aquaculture Canada Conference in Victoria, which opened today. The industry needs to be powered by political commitments, […]
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