• “Been there, sh...

    World renowned oyster shucker delights the crowds at the B.C. Seafood Festival For Patrick McMurray aka Shucker Paddy the oyster is his world. Wild or farmed, East Coast to West Coast of Canada, and to virtually every corner of the world, McMurray has been there, to build on his repertoire as a connoisseur of oysters. […]

    B.C. is a hotbe...

    “There is really nothing more important than the environment when it comes to fish farming,” – expert panel discussion at the BC Seafood Expo By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia is a hotbed of innovation in aquaculture, providing new technologies to protect the environment and make seafood farming more sustainable, a plenary discussion at the B.C. […]
  • ‘A unique oppor...

    The BC Seafood Expo and Festival provides B.C. companies the opportunity to promote their products to an international audience and generate export leads – George Chow, Minister of State for Trade. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s reputation as a world renowned seafood source is attracting buyers from all over the world to this year’s edition […]

    Canada seeks ex...

    “A successful aquaculture industry is important for feeding the world’s growing demand for seafood products without putting more pressure on wild stocks” – Govt. Of Canada By SeaWestNews The Government of Canada today reaffirmed its commitment to implementing evidence based policies relating to aquaculture, by announcing the creation of an external Advisory Committee on Aquaculture […]
  • Meet the expert...

    ‘Offal’ lot of potential in B.C to make money from fish waste says expert By SeaWestNews There is an ‘offal’ lot of potential in B.C when it comes to creating valuable products from the fish waste stream, says one of Canada’s leading experts on green processing of natural resources. From fuel to road salt and […]

    EU buyers fishi...

    “The BC Seafood Expo is a great venue to meet buyers from Europe,” – European Union (EU) Chamber of Commerce in Canada West. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews More than four out of ten Europeans eat seafood at least once a week at home and over 60 percent of consumers in a recent survey said they like […]
  • Scientist gets ...

    Dr. Simon Jones honoured as a new report states salmon farming companies have slashed medicinal sea lice treatments by 50 percent in six years By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Dr. Simon Jones made a ‘lousy’ choice when pursuing his career in ocean science. Last night, he was recognised for this with an Excellence in Research award during […]

    Sustainable sea...

    Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree at VIU’s June 21 Convocation ceremony. The driving force that defines Ned Bell is his passion for crafting globally inspired dishes crafted using locally grown ingredients, with an emphasis on sustainable seafood. Over the years, Bell’s ability to excite, inspire and […]
  • Sea lice “game-...

    Mowi’s $35 million Aqua Tromoy will revolutionise treatment of sea lice in British Columbia’s waters By SeaWestNews The largest and most technologically advanced ship to ever serve the Canadian aquaculture industry is now in B.C. waters to revolutionise the treatment of sea lice in farmed salmon. Mowi Canada West’s Aqua Tromoy, costing about $35 million, […]

    Sweeping closur...

    New measures will be economically devastating for coastal communities and sports fishing industry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Declaring it is time for bold action, the government today announced sweeping fishery closures across British Columbia to reverse the drastic decline of the iconic Fraser River Chinook populations. “The measures I am announcing today, as part of a […]
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