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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…

Ontario farmed rainbow trout gets Ocean Wise nod

“Ocean Wise’s recommendation is just additional proof that Ontario-raised rainbow trout is one of the most eco-friendly proteins available today” By SeaWestNews Ocean Wise has officially recommended Ontario-farmed rainbow trout as a sustainable seafood choice. The Vancouver-based conservation program endorses…

Sea the future with restorative aquaculture

Waters off B.C. have strong potential for development of commercial shellfish and seaweed aquaculture that can also help salmon farmers By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Shellfish and seaweed aquaculture in the waters off British Columbia provide numerous environmental and economic benefits to…

First Nation hails new salmon farming pact with Mowi

“Mowi has shown respect for our waters, and our people, we look forward to seeing sustainable salmon farming and processing continuing in our Territory”. – Chief Roxanne Robinson, Kitasoo/Xai’Xais First Nation. By SeaWestNews Mowi Canada West has entered into a…

Global Aquaculture Market Report

Global aquaculture market is predicted to reach USD 209.42 billion (more than 278 billion CAD) in 2021, this is at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% from 2016-2021. The present global Aquaculture Market research report is a comprehensive…

First Nations hail new pact with B.C. salmon farmers

Agreements highlight importance of supporting wild salmon populations while building aquaculture capacity within the First Nations By SeaWestNews Three First Nations are hailing a pact, that gives them oversight into the operations of salmon farming companies in their traditional territories…

The Arousa Sea Women: together we are visible

‘In Arousa estuary, there has always been an historical relationship of women with the sea. We are the main actors of the fishing activity.’ WSI video competition 2019 awarded first prize to Women of the Arousa Sea, (Galicia). The video…

“Women in Seafood” video competition: A great success of the third edition

WSI (Women in Seafood), a not-for-profit organisation, created by seafood and gender issues specialists highlights gender imbalance in the industry, sheds light on women’s real contribution in the industry, and promote greater gender diversity and inclusiveness. For its third edition…

“This shows the power of salmon farming.”

Mowi ranked most sustainable protein producer in the world, alongside five other aquaculture companies Aquaculture companies dominate the latest Coller FAIRR Protein Index, which ranks the world’s largest listed protein producers on sustainability. Coming out tops is Mowi, the largest…

Sustainable salmon from our farm to your table

Mowi farm technician Clara McGhee discusses the crucial business of salmon feeding strategies and how this help to ensure a site remains profitable, environmentally sustainable and capable of producing nutritious fish for consumers around the world. By Clara McGhee We…

One man’s vision to promote aquaculture in Greece

By Maria FlipSeaWestNews As far as the future is concerned, I am planning to use my knowledge and skills to work on aquacultures in Greece – Manos Zouroufidis Manos Zouroufidis wants to help Greece make the aquaculture industry a pillar…

A new journey to raise awareness about aquaculture in B. C.

“I really want to meet everybody who wants to know more about aquaculture” – Michelle Franze, Manager of Communications, Partnerships and Community for the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA). By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Powered by a passion for the ocean and…

Help Canada create an Aquaculture Act

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…

“When in doubt, just eat seafood”

A podcast featuring Jacqueline Claudia co-founder and CEO of Love the Wild By SeaWestNews Jacqueline Claudia, a coal miner’s daughter from Pennsylvania, always wanted to be a marine biologist. Today as co-founder and CEO of Love the Wild, she spends…

Bridging the knowledge divide in aquaculture

Katerina Mastora’s passion for the seas has turned into a mission to educate her homeland about sustainable aquaculture By Maria FlipSeaWestNews Growing up in the Greek city of Ioannina, surrounded by lakes and rivers and about an hour’s drive from…

Fish farmers and chefs at the BC Seafood Expo

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…

Sleuths to share salmon secrets at B.C. Seafood Expo

Gulf of Alaska salmon expedition results to be discussed at this year’s B.C Seafood Expo By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Earlier this year, 21 scientists from 5 countries spent over a month travelling 8,000 kilometres in the Pacific Northwest to find out…