•  Plenty of fish in Pacific Northwest says new study

    Study backed by anti-salmon farm financiers say there is an abundance of salmon in the Pacific Northwest By SeaWestNews A new study shows the number of pink, chum and sockeye salmon in the Pacific Northwest have been more abundant during the past 25 years than they have ever been since 1925, when the record-keeping began. […]
    • May 10, 2018
  • Inside the fear mongering campaign against aquaculture

    A veterinarian’s perspective of how the anti-fish farm lobby uses pseudo-science and diseases to spread fear about salmon farming By Dr. Hugh Mitchell SeaWestNews Peter Drucker, the management expert, economist and Nobel laureate, is quoted as saying: “Aquaculture, not the internet, represents the most promising investment opportunity of the 21st Century.” However, for myself, and […]
    • May 8, 2018
  • Salmon virus study is about activism not science: experts

    Anti-salmon farm lobby plans media blitz around new report that is aimed to spread fear not facts about PRV virus By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A new report on the effects of the Piscine Reovirus (PRV) on wild salmon is “speculative” and is more about activism against fish farms than real science, say top aquaculture experts. […]
    • May 7, 2018
  • British Columbia Salmon Farming and Viruses

    Thousands of fish health screenings on wild, hatchery-raised, and farm-raised salmon have been completed by professionals in B.C., Alaska, and Washington State and not a single test confirms the presence of any exotic fish viruses or diseases, including ISA. Viruses exist in every single living animal, including human beings. Viruses are the most abundant organisms […]
    • May 1, 2018
  • BC Salmon Farms and Sea Lice Management

    B.C. salmon farming companies are transparent in sharing information and reporting data. Atlantic salmon farmers have committed to posting monthly updates of sea lice monitoring data collected on their farm sites, which can be found online. Sea lice are a naturally-occurring parasite of marine environment and have evolved to attach to migrating salmon as they […]
    • April 30, 2018
  • British Columbia Fish Farming and Antibiotics

    Antibiotics are rarely used and, if required, are only available through prescription by a licensed veterinarian for the purpose of managing bacterial illnesses in fish. B.C. salmon farmers are dedicated to raising healthy fish in a healthy environment. These farmers apply the best in current standards and practices, which includes using preventative vaccinations, consistent diagnostic […]
    • April 28, 2018
  • Canada’s salmon farmers push for Federal Aquaculture Act

    Federal Aquaculture Act will build on an already impressive record of safety and sustainability, say Canada’s salmon farmers. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada’s salmon farmers say a Federal Aquaculture Act is needed to address many of the issues raised in a recent audit by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand. Gelfand […]
    • April 26, 2018
  • Rethink your plastic use this Earth Day

    Sunday, April 22nd 2018 will mark forty-eight years since the inception of the first Earth Day and I am especially troubled by the lack of progress we have made in curbing the waste and pollution being dumped into our oceans. By Ana Roman SeaWestNews If you have been paying attention to the news lately, you […]
    • April 22, 2018
  • Land based fish farming a net loss for BC

    Questioning the environmental sustainability of land based fish farming systems. I have a degree in Environmental Sustainability and I work on a freshwater recirculating aquaculture system and have previously worked on a freshwater flow through aquaculture system. By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews This gives me some authority to answer the question the anti-salmon farm activists frequently […]
    • April 19, 2018
  • Employees help Cermaq achieve new salmon milestone

    Cermaq thanks employees for helping it get Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) salmon standards By SeaWestNews Thanks to the hard work and commitment from employees, more than 73% of Cermaq Canada’s production farms are now certified to the  Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) salmon standard This standard was developed with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF) and is […]
    • April 13, 2018
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