• 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, […]

    Broad range of ...

    Newly-minted British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund has received 192 applications. By SeaWestNews The newly-minted British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund has received 192 applications to support the protection of wild fisheries and enhance sustainability in the seafood industry. The first stage for the applications closed April 15, 2019, said a Department of […]
  • Salmon farming ...

    As more of the world turns to sustainable protein from the sea, salmon farmers will continue to show an increase in earnings this year with new projects, new jobs, and new technology. By SeaWestNews Salmon farming companies will continue to show an increase in earnings this year as more of the world turns to sustainable […]

    Jobs abound in ...

    Educational institutions ramp up pathways for careers in aquaculture as industry faces growing labour pains. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture’s strong production outlook is expected to significantly increase the need for more workers in Canada between now and 2025, latest government estimates show. When the full value-chain of economic activity is considered, Canadian farmed seafood generated […]
  • New $142 millio...

    Money will be used to leverage local Indigenous monitoring, guardianship programs and community-led habitat restoration efforts By SeaWestNews Ottawa and Victoria will pump $142.85 million over the next five years to support the protection of BC’s wild fisheries and enhance sustainability in the aquaculture industry. The British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will support […]

    Aquaculture Amb...

    “It is essential that we realize, that ultimately, we have a common goal. I became interested in aquaculture because I wanted to “save the environment” so to speak, which I imagine is the equal goal of most of those who do not support aquaculture,” Angelique Pichette, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews […]
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