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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

 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…

Washington lawmakers’ must vote against fish farm ban

Ban will be an be an embarrassment to the state’s reputation globally says former state senator as he debunks myths circulated by fish farm opponents By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews.com Washington-based fish farmers are calling on their lawmakers to vote down…

Why the Washington State fish farm collapse is an “unlikely event” in B.C.

Industry veterans say that the salmon farming industry practice of adopting state-of-the art technology to clean pen nets in B.C. is among the world’s best By SeaWestNews Two of Canada’s leading experts on aquaculture engineering say it’s highly unlikely that…