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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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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 DawsonSeawestNews The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has joined a growing chorus of condemnation against the lies being spread by the anti-fish…

 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…