•   BC Seafood Festival to showcase a galaxy of chefs

    The BC Seafood Festival, held in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, is from June 8 to 17 By SeaWestNews A growing list of internationally renowned chefs will be celebrating and presenting the best of local seafood during the BC Seafood Festival.  In addition, a range of top restaurants will proudly be presenting BC Seafood on […]
    • May 7, 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
  • Aquaculture’s popularity growing globally says new report

    Global aquaculture market, valued at $170 billion, seen as major driver of the food industry worldwide By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The growing market for farmed fish and other aquaculture products underscores its growing popularity around the world as a sustainable solution to counter the decline and depletion of marine resources, says a new report. Aquaculture […]
    • April 2, 2018
  • Coastal communities speak up for BC’s salmon farming industry

    Premier John Horgan inundated with letters from the often neglected voices in BC’s coastal communities that depend on salmon farms By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Workers in British Columbia’s salmon farming industry have sent hundreds of letters to the office of Premier John Horgan about what the future could hold for a sustainable industry that thousands […]
    • April 1, 2018
  •  “Salmon capital of the world” wants Federal Aquaculture Act

    Polarized sides in aquaculture debate need to realize there’s a middle ground somewhere that is well worth trying to find, states Campbell River Chamber of Commerce. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Campbell River, which prides itself as the Salmon Capital of the World, is urging the B.C. government to work with Ottawa to provide fair access […]
    • March 21, 2018
  • Canada’s fish and seafood exports strong and growing

    The value of Canada’s fish and seafood exports continued trending upward in 2017 with $6.9 billion in exports just last year. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Once again this year, Canada has a significant presence at the Seafood Expo North America with over 100 exhibitors, that is being held in Boston, Massachusetts. “With thousands of seafood […]
    • March 12, 2018
  • Why Germans prefer farmed salmon

    Farmed salmon trumps wild in German taste test When it comes to the German palate, farmed salmon tastes better than wild salmon. Undercurrentnews.com, based in London, reports that the German charity Warentest has investigated and concluded: in the taste test, fresh farmed salmon is clearly ahead of the game. The charity suggested that because most […]
    • February 22, 2018
  • 3 billion people rely on seafood to survive

    “Approximately three billion people in the world rely on both wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein.”  WWF Sustainable Seafood (link below) Here in British Columbia our aquaculture industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the last 60 years. There have been many learning curves over the decades but thankfully by […]
    • February 20, 2018
  • World waking up to British Columbia Seafood

    British Columbia continues to use safe and healthy farming practices to assist nature in staying ahead of the snowballing requests for seafood today. By Seawest News British Columbians know all about the bounty from their seas and are passionately protective about what lies beneath our oceans. Now the world is quickly waking up to what […]
    • January 5, 2018
  • Seafood Products Export Profile

     Seafood products include primary production products and post-vessel and post-farm processed products. In 2016, B.C. exported $1.3 billion in seafood products to 80 markets, an increase of 17 per cent in value from 2015. Top Five Seafood Export Markets: United States $799 million (60 per cent), China $265 million (20 per cent), Japan $106 million […]
    • November 7, 2017
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