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America hails a new era for aquaculture

Rare bipartisan legislation opens pathway to large-scale seafood farming in the U.S. as Canada continues to work on its new Aquaculture Act By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews In today’s America, the Democrats and the Republicans agree on very few issues. Aquaculture is…

The future of food is from the sea

Researchers say the ocean and seafood have big roles to play as the world’s population grows. By SeaWestNews Growing fish on land faces various environmental and health concerns associated with large-scale agriculture concludes an international collaboration of scientists that studied…

US ramping up seafood security with aquaculture

Federal waters off Southern California and in the Gulf of Mexico to host Aquaculture Opportunity Areas By SeaWestNews The United States has declared the federal waters off southern California and in the Gulf of Mexico as the first two regions…

Salmon farmers relying less on wild fish for feed

Salmon farmers make good progress to reduce their reliance on wild-caught fish in the feed they use, states a new report By SeaWestNews Atlantic salmon farmers around the world and here in BC are reducing their reliance on wild-caught fish…

Perils and promises of a land-based salmon farmer

Critical incidents at Atlantic Sapphire is a cautionary tale for those pushing to move all ocean-based salmon farms to land-based closed containment systems in BC. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Atlantic Sapphire – the go to example for those wanting to grow…

A view of the salmon industry from Down Under

“Tasmania can be rightly proud of the salmon industry and the thousands of jobs and regional communities it supports.” CommentaryBy Guy BarnettMinister for Primary Industries and Water The salmon industry is one of Tasmania’s great success stories, and it will…

COVID-19: Nations look to aquaculture to boost food security

Dispelling myths and falsehoods that aquaculture threatens the fishing industry and environment are among the biggest challenges By SeaWestNews The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing governments and researchers around the world to improve the resiliency of aquaculture operations to provide affordable…

“Our salmon is safe” Canada tells China

China grapples with a new COVID-19 outbreak traced to the chopping board used by a seller of imported salmon at a Beijing market By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s seafood farmers and fishers have a message for China. “Our salmon is safe,”…

A new high for aquaculture: UN

Aquaculture recognized as producing some of the healthiest foods on the planet with less impacts on the natural environment By SeaWestNews Global aquaculture production has hit a new high of 82.1 million tonnes leading to improved nutrition, better food security…

New plans to boost fisheries and aquaculture in Europe

Farmers, fishers and aquaculture producers to play a key role in the transition to a more equitable and sustainable food system for Europe By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The European Union (EU) has adopted a twin food strategy to help farmers, fishers,…

Canada needs a strategy for its seafood farmers

U.S. President’s Executive Order mandating sweeping changes to boost seafood farming triggers renewed calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada needs to move quickly and decisively to ensure a sustainable development strategy for its seafood…

Feed starving whales farmed salmon, say scientists

Radical idea that led to an orphaned orca being returned to the wild could help endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews One of the most enduring tales of human intervention to save killer whales is that of Springer,…

Cooke Aquaculture forges ahead in Canada, U.S.

Cooke Aquaculture Inc. reaffirms its support for projects in Washington State and Nova Scotia By SeaWestNews The Atlantic Canadian salmon farming division of Cooke Aquaculture Inc. has reaffirmed its support to investing and creating marine and land-based jobs in the…

COVID-19 seafood campaign unites wild and farmed fisheries

Consumer campaign is aimed at helping Americans stay healthy during the COVID-19 public health crisis and help boost seafood economy By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Wild fish harvesters and aquaculture groups have come together to launch a consumer-facing campaign to help Americans…

Aquaculture firms to the fore in the fight against COVID-19

“We are actively seeking additional ways we can make a true difference in helping our communities weather this storm as we stand together against COVID-19.” – Shawn Hall, BCSFA By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture giants in British Columbia and around the…

Wild and farmed seafood critical to future food supply

“Building a strong domestic aquaculture industry is a win-win. It’s good for the economy and good for the planet,” – NOAA By SeaWestNews Danielle Blacklock is a firm believer that wild and farmed seafood are critical to America’s future food…

Bill to usher in a new wave of American aquaculture

Bipartisan Bill to promote aquaculture in America has been Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives   By SeaWestNews A new bipartisan bill to promote aquaculture in the United States has been Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to make…

Mowi rolls out new tech to track fishy behaviour

Mowi collaborates with innovation engine to make salmon farming more sustainable By SeaWestNews After extensive research and development, Mowi, the largest producer of farm-raised salmon in the world, is rolling out a new sensing system that will gather real-time intelligence…

‘AquaPioneers’ will take you from farm to film

Independent filmmakers to showcase the daily lives and dreams of five aquaculture pioneers who are driven by an “insatiable hunger for sustainability” By SeaWestNews A group of independent documentary filmmakers are planning to showcase the personal stories of five “aqua-pioneers”…

Seoul searching for salmon sustainability

Research team raises steelhead in South Korean waters as nation’s appetite for sustainably farmed fish grows By SeaWestNews The rising demand for sustainably raised salmon in South Korea has led to a university team successfully farming American steelhead in the…

‘Activist’ lawsuit is a net loss for Washington

“These groups are holding Washington back from the growth in aquaculture that is taking place elsewhere in the United States and around the world.” – The Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA) By SeaWestNews The Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA) has accused a…

What Canadians want when it comes to seafood

New survey looks at sustainable and responsible seafood, environmental and social issues, as well as seafood tastes and preferences By SeaWestNews Canadians want to see change in the way we consume seafood, and they want to be part of that…

Taiwan harvests the seas with innovative aquaculture technology

From algae ice-cream to deep sea water skin cleansers and caviar, seafood scientists in Taiwan are creating new lines of innovative aquaculture products By Paula Arab KEELUNG CITY, Taiwan – Like elsewhere in the Taiwanese economy, high-tech is playing an…

Trout is the new salmon in Washington’s fish farms

“This approval to farm trout through marine aquaculture supports our Council’s commitment to diversified economic development as strong stewards of our environment,” Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Chairman W. Ron Allen. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)…

“it’s now time to harvest or cull the seals and sea lions”

“The greatest road to extinction of salmon is all due to overpopulation of seals and sea lions” – Thomas Sewid of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Let us harvest and manage the population of seals in the Pacific…

U.N. pushes for significant effort to boost aquaculture

United Nations urges a new push to invest in sustainable ocean growth and a significant effort to boost aquaculture By SeaWestNews Serious investments in ocean sustainability will raise the amount of fish to feed the poor, the Food and Agriculture…

Asia-Pacific moves to strengthen Asian aquaculture governance

Asian aquaculture has engaged over 18 million fish farmers in primary production and nearly equal numbers of job opportunities in related supporting sectors – United Nations By SeaWestNews The Asia-Pacific region is taking important preparatory steps to strengthen the governance…

Get some kelp at the Seoul International Buddhism Expo

Seaweed is a key ingredient in Temple Food, which refers to the cuisine of Buddhist monks and nuns in Korea By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Seaweed has been an integral part of the Korean diet for centuries. It is used in soups,…

Seafood experts call on America to expand marine aquaculture

U.S. Senate hearing told responsible marine aquaculture is good for the economy, good for our communities, and good for the planet By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews America’s top seafood experts are calling for an expansion of ocean farming, testifying at a U.S….

Cooke makes a fish farming comeback in Washington waters

Northwest Aquaculture Alliance says Liberal political policy in Canada on banning open-net fish farms in B.C. is a “cheap ploy to gain votes” By SeaWestNews Canada-based Cooke Aquaculture has been given a five-year permit to grow trout in open-net farms…