• BC’s aquaculture, the most transparent food-industry

    The BC Seafood Festival 2018, a celebration of BC’s aquaculture industry, is fast approaching. There is no better time than right now to highlight this conversation from last year’s seafood festival. Questions and Answers with Jeremy Dunn, then executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews “The past four years with […]
    • June 7, 2018
  • Dreams of summer, seafood recipes, and Salmon New Orleans

    As summer approaches – well not for those currently residing in Chicago, here our summer seems a faraway dream – but, for those of you lucky enough to be feeling the warm days coming your way and are already planning vacations or lighter meals, New Orleans cuisine serves as a wonderful inspiration for both. Try […]
    • May 26, 2018
  • Raising awareness about salmon farming

    Raising awareness about salmon farming through conversations not confrontations Dozens of people from varying backgrounds on Vancouver Island recently met to have a respectful dialogue on salmon farming off the BC Coast. The participation was organized by Headwaters Community Conversations and the BC Salmon Farmers Association. During the dialogues, participants explored ideas for building sustainable […]
    • May 19, 2018
  • Farm-raised Atlantic salmon at Whole Foods Market

    It was a pleasure to see farm-raised Atlantic salmon as one of the sustainable and ethical choices at Whole Foods Market. Farm-raised salmon, raised right, is good for our health and the environment. Think about it, the heavier the protein, the harder it is on the environment. Salmon is light and healthy. The original Whole […]
    • May 16, 2018
  • The Truth About Land Based RAS and Water Usage

    Land Based Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) and Water Usage. A guide to understanding what land based RAS means for the environment.  By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews A few weeks ago, an article was published discussing the water requirements of the proposed moving of BC’s aquaculture industry to land based farms. It stated that there was a […]
    • May 15, 2018
  •  Iconic UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) backs salmon farming

    Marks and Spencer (M&S), which operates in 50 countries, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Marks and Spencer, the iconic UK retailer, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming in a submission to the Scottish parliament’s inquiry into the aquaculture industry. The international, multichannel retailer operating […]
    • May 2, 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
  • Anti-fish farm activists’ adverse effects on sustainability

    Look, when we speak of sustainability we are speaking about the three major guidelines people and corporations must follow so we can one day arrive at a truly sustainable global life.  By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Environmental sustainability is the ability of the environment to support a defined level of environmental quality and natural resource extraction […]
    • April 20, 2018
  • Land-based Salmon Farming

    Aquaculture has been in the news lately and no two articles ever seem to agree on any one dialogue. In particular, salmon farming has become the center of a vicious debate on an ever-ranging list of topics. Topics too numerous to list, but there is one area which I find compelling. The conversation of land-based […]
    • April 13, 2018
  • Sustainable salmon farming in British Columbia

    Put salmon farms in land-based fish tanks. This is an online demand we see quite often in the comments sections of SeaWestNews Facebook page. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Sustainability is the key to all food farming, whether it is fish in the ocean, or fruits, vegetables, grains and cattle/poultry on land. All types of farming […]
    • April 12, 2018
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