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Moving the salmon-farm debate from conflict to conservation

New executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association plans to change the narrative around the “misunderstood industry” of salmon farming By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Growing up in BC, John Paul Fraser (pictured) was never far from…

‘Aquaculture one of the best ways to save wild salmon’

I’m as invested as anyone else in ensuring there’s wild salmon in the future, and I would argue that aquaculture’s probably one of the best ways of doing that.” – Dr. Zac Waddington, lead veterinarian in aquaculture for Canada’s Department…

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,…

New Poll – it doesn’t add up

It was revealed on April 30th that one in four British Columbians were opposed to open net pen salmon farming. Problem is, the poll wasn’t all that representative. By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews I remember from my university days, when studying…

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…

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…

Opinion: If we want to keep eating fish we need to farm it — responsibly

By Jeremy Dunn The B.C. Salmon Farmers Association recently held community meetings in Campbell River and Nanaimo — two centres of our industry in this province. Over and over again we heard passion for the role B.C.’s salmon farms play…

Wild vs Farmed Salmon is not a dilemma

Now that I live in Vancouver, there are certain culinary matters that I am required to have an opinion on. Gluten, fermentation, GMOs, wild vs farmed salmon, for examples. By Taz Bacchus SeaWestNews Our responsibility as consumers is to always…

Why BC salmon farmers don’t want a debate with an activist

Alexandra Morton’s attempt to get a public debate about BC salmon farming, with BC salmon farmers, does not deserve the attention she craves, states grassroots group, BC Aquaculture Awareness By BC Aquaculture Awareness Dear Alexandra Morton, You have recently publicly challenged a…

Sustainability is an Important factor to consider

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important factors to consider when buying any of our food, but specifically in this case our salmon. By Ana Roman SeaWestNews According to a recent article by the BBC, “… more than 55%…

It’s in aquaculture’s best interest to protect the ocean

Letter:   “If people wish to continue consuming the healthy proteins and omega oils found in salmon, the reality is that those salmon will have to be farmed, and farmed in the ocean, in their natural environment”  Dylan Hynes Sustainable aquaculture…

Science continues to show B.C. salmon farms are safe

BC salmon are raised with passion and good food as well as the latest in science and technology. Healthy, well-informed, public debate based on facts, not fear, is a cornerstone of how all industry operates in B.C., and that’s a…

Salmon farm smear campaign sinks

After more than a decade of U.S.-funded attacks targeted exclusively on B.C.’s salmon farm industry, the tide is finally turning. The fake-news tactics of hired protesters have become so obvious that even some news media aren’t biting any more. http://www.columbiavalleypioneer.com/opinion/salmon-farm-smear-campaign-sinks/

Time to reel in Lana Popham’s ministry for fish file review

B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham was accused of intimidation on Monday for her handling of a letter to a fish farm. http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-time-to-reel-in-pophams-ministry-for-fish-file-review

Recreational Fishing (Sport Fishing)

Sport fishing occurs both in tidal and non-tidal (fresh) waters throughout the province of British Columbia. British Columbia has a reputation for being one of the greatest saltwater fishing destinations in the world. The most important recreational fishing species are…

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fish farming done responsibly

“I see land-based salmon farming as a complement to ocean farming, not a replacement’ https://www.nanaimobulletin.com/opinion/letter-to-the-editor-fish-farming-done-responsibly/