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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…

The Arousa Sea Women: together we are visible

‘In Arousa estuary, there has always been an historical relationship of women with the sea. We are the main actors of the fishing activity.’ WSI video competition 2019 awarded first prize to Women of the Arousa Sea, (Galicia). The video…

Sustainable salmon from our farm to your table

Mowi farm technician Clara McGhee discusses the crucial business of salmon feeding strategies and how this help to ensure a site remains profitable, environmentally sustainable and capable of producing nutritious fish for consumers around the world. By Clara McGhee We…

One man’s vision to promote aquaculture in Greece

By Maria FlipSeaWestNews As far as the future is concerned, I am planning to use my knowledge and skills to work on aquacultures in Greece – Manos Zouroufidis Manos Zouroufidis wants to help Greece make the aquaculture industry a pillar…

There is a reel life bias in Patagonia’s fishy film

  Patagonia’s interest in protecting our environment is commendable, but its hypocrisy and blind incrimination of aquaculture while itself exploiting wild fish severely undermine its environmental credentials. CommentaryBy Ian RobertsSeaWestNews As the evening’s host opened the showing of Patagonia’s ‘Artifishal’…

Bridging the knowledge divide in aquaculture

Katerina Mastora’s passion for the seas has turned into a mission to educate her homeland about sustainable aquaculture By Maria FlipSeaWestNews Growing up in the Greek city of Ioannina, surrounded by lakes and rivers and about an hour’s drive from…

Alaska hatchery pink salmon imperil wild stocks

“Growth and survival in North American salmon stocks have been shown to be negatively affected by hatchery-produced pink salmon.” – peer-reviewed study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution “Canadian wild salmon have a long run to Alaska pastures and have…

EU buyers fishing for seafood at B.C. Expo

“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…

Asian buyers flock to B.C. Seafood Expo 2019

Largest international buyer’s delegation in the history of the BC Seafood Expo will be heading to the Comox Valley By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews When it comes to China and seafood, C Pearl’s team of culinary artistes in Shanghai, Beijing, Fuzhou and…

China’s mega salmon farm can fit seven Stanley Parks

Mega-salmon farm in the cold waters of the Yellow Sea to feed China’s growing appetite for fresh seafood. By SeaWestNews China will launch a mega-salmon farm in the cold waters of the Yellow Sea to feed its growing appetite for…

A new frontier for deep-sea fish farming

Aquaculture offers a promising avenue for economic development and sustainable local seafood production in the Caribbean, say researchers By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Caribbean has a large potential for deep sea fish farms which could produce over 34 million metric tons…

Europe sees net gains from aquaculture 

‘Aquaculture is creating economic growth, employment and economic stability, especially in rural areas and along coastal areas’ – EU fisheries commissioner, Karmenu Vella By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture in all its forms is helping to play a key role in creating…

Aquaculture gets a boost in U.K. and Australia

Scotland is the third largest farmed salmon producer in the world, and by volume, Scottish salmon accounts for Heathrow Airport’s biggest export. By SeaWestNews The United Kingdom has set aside C$8.6 million to fund 12 research projects as part of…

China set to harvest first batch of farmed salmon

First harvest of farmed salmon from mega ocean farm expected at next Chinese Lunar New Year China’s first batch of farmed salmon will hit the market ahead of the Spring Festival, or Chinese Lunar New Year, next February, according to…

Hawaii says Aloha! to marine aquaculture

Partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture The University of Hawaiʻi and state agencies have formed a partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture and to capitalize on the commercial opportunities available worldwide. The partners are…

Turning the tide in Asia with aquaculture

Southeast Asia Fisheries and Aquaculture Initiative, is helping drive sustainable seafood production in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar By John F. Kerry and Julie Packard Tip O’Neill said, “All politics is local.” It is just as applicable to…

Federal Aquaculture Act – Aquaculture’s net gains unite rivals in US

New joint Democrat-Republican bill to support American coastal communities reflects calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada When it comes to aquaculture, politicians often have opposing views. But that’s not the case for US Congressional Representatives Steven Palazzo, a Mississippi…

Marine aquaculture -America forges ahead

“‘We will help aquaculture grow faster by reducing regulatory burden and driving research’ – U.S. Department of Commerce . ” America is planning a one-stop shop for federal approval of marine aquaculture permits as it looks to increased sustainable farming of…

Fact checking Fin on Alaskan salmon ranching

BC’s salmon farmers and Alaska salmon ranchers have the same goal but the ‘Great Land’ does not put its money where its mouth is, when it comes to fish farming. The Canadian anti-fish farm lobby often points to Alaska when…

Greece is the word, when it comes to Mediterranean fish farming

From Asia to Africa to Europe aquaculture is taking center stage to lift people out of poverty, help replenish wild stocks and provide a sustainable source of affordable protein. In part one of the SeaWestNews series, Sea the Future, we…

Asian companies show up in force at BC Seafood Expo

Over 40 international seafood companies are making a beeline for the upcoming 2018 B.C. Seafood Expo on Vancouver Island. By SeawestNews Asian nations are embracing marine aquaculture as the solution for depleting wild stocks and as a source of sustainable…

10-year plan for Scotland’s salmon farming industry

‘I can’t think of an industry that had been on the receiving end of so much criticism and been given so little credit for its successes.’ By Seawestnews The Scottish government is to work in tandem with the country’s fish…

 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…

Norway seas the future with aquaculture

Prime minister Erna Solberg wants her country to develop an aquaculture industry that can deliver food and economic values within an acceptable footprint. By SeaWestNews Norway, ranked as one of the best countries for green living, will further develop the…

How Canada can help save Asia’s oceans

The global demand for seafood is steadily increasing. Population growth, rising per capita incomes, and urbanization are fueling a 7 – 9% increase in demand each year, says the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) By SeaWestNews According to Food and…

Asia running out of fish and seafood

Experts, scientists push for aquaculture as UN warns that Asia will run out of “exploitable fish stocks” for commercial fishing by 2048. Sustainable seafood farms can help Asia’s oceans. By Mata Press Service Southeast Asia has one of the most diverse…

An open letter to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee

An open letter to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee about the salmon farming industry. From Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Dear Governor, I bring to your attention a tale of two bills that went through your legislative process recently. The first, House…

US agency alerts public to the lies by anti-fish farm activists

Similar falsehoods being used by BC-based anti-aquaculture lobby in campaign to attack salmon farmers. By Fabian Dawson SeawestNews The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has joined a growing chorus of condemnation against the lies being spread by the…

2,000 SupremeSalmon restaurants planned for China and Taiwan

Marine Harvest, the world’s biggest fish-farmer, outlines massive expansion plan for its SupremeSalmon By Fabian Dawson Seawestnews Marine Harvest, the world’s biggest fish-farmer, plans to open 2,000 all-salmon restaurants in China and Taiwan in the coming years, targeting turnovers of…

 Letter from top US seafood scientists about salmon farming

Don’t make decisions about salmon farming in “a climate fueled by fear and propaganda” warn top scientists in Washington. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE: As representatives of the scientific community, we are alarmed that the Washington state…