• Wet Lab facility aims to study pathogen transfer

    City of Campbell River has big plans for developing a Salmon Centre of Excellence By SeaWestNews The BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences  (BC CAHS)  supports recommendations of the Ministry of Agriculture Advisory Council on Finfish Aquaculture (MAACFA)  report to investigate the risk of pathogen transfer between wild and farmed salmon. “The council recognizes that […]
    • June 29, 2018
  • 17.5 billion meals, 132,600 jobs thanks to salmon farmers

    Farmed salmon has become a staple of healthy and affordable diets around the world By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The global salmon farming industry continues to evolve sustainably, producing 17.5 billion meals every year and creating 132,600 jobs in coastal communities around the world, says a new report “Salmon farmers are growing even more healthy meals […]
    • June 20, 2018
  • Chef Ned Bell, an eco-sustainable revolutionary when it comes to fish farming

    A chef’s moral responsibility to the world is to respect people and cultures while teaching about food-sustainability.  Before there were celebrity chefs in Vancouver there were chefs Ned Bell, Rob Feenie and Michael Jacob, the chefs that put Vancouver’s restaurant scene on the map with Lumiere, the multi-awarded Vancouver restaurant. Before Lumiere there was Le […]
    • June 12, 2018
  • Sea Pact funds three new aquaculture projects

    Grants announced on World Oceans Day to drive seafood sustainability Sea Pact, an innovative association of ten leading North American seafood companies working together to drive industry sustainability progress, has announced funding support to three projects advancing aquaculture sustainability globally. Aquaculture now accounts for over 50% of seafood consumed globally, and advances in the management […]
    • June 10, 2018
  •  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
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