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BC salmon farms shutdown will have devastating impacts

A new report lays bare widespread economic, human and animal welfare impacts that will result from shutting down salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews BC’s salmon farmers will have to destroy 10.7 million young fish – the…

BC salmon farmers seek judicial reviews over aquaculture ban

Canadian Federation of Agriculture joins growing chorus of support for BC salmon farmers and urges government to review Discovery Islands aquaculture ban By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Mowi Canada West, Cermaq Canada and Grieg Seafood BC, which risk losing a significant part…

Poseidon eyes net gains with new aquaculture investment

BC couple to take their made-in-Vancouver Island aquaculture technologies global and deliver innovations for sustainable seafood farming. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Poseidon Ocean Systems, a Vancouver Island-based full-service aquaculture technology company, has raised $5million to further optimise and deliver its innovations…

Salmon farmers “care deeply about our coastal waters” says NDP MP

Vancouver Island MP Gord Johns also hails BC salmon farmers’ commitment to coastal communities at  parliamentary inquiry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Vancouver Island MP Gord Johns told a parliamentary inquiry yesterday that BC’s salmon farmers and the people who work for…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Amanda Luxton

My industry isn’t staying static. We are constantly improving and always striving to be better for the environment, the fish, and people. By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is all…

Hear our voices on natural resources say 21 BC mayors

In an open letter to NDP leader John Horgan, 21 BC mayors call for quick approvals of shovel-ready projects involving the aquaculture, forestry, mining and energy sectors By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Twenty-one mayors from natural resource reliant communities in BC, including…

“Wild rhetoric about aquaculture does nothing to save wild salmon”

Her science is fishy. Her claims are baseless. But Dr. Kristi Miller-Saunders keeps accusing her colleagues of collusion with the aquaculture industry to suppress research. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Dr. Kristi Miller-Saunders, a federal fisheries scientist known for her anti-salmon farming…

BC salmon farmers to invest millions in aquaculture projects

BC salmon farmers plan $113 million in immediate aquaculture projects that will generate nearly 450 new well-paid jobs to help Vancouver Island in its post COVID-19 recovery efforts. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews BC salmon farmers say they plan to immediately invest…

Anti-salmon farm activists vilify scientific facts to push fiction

“These activists are playing with our lives and our livelihoods…Unfortunately some of our First Nations brothers and sisters have been influenced by these activists, who really don’t know what they are talking about…they should be listening to us, and the…

Youth Council, hiring spree to grow aquaculture

Cooke Aquaculture goes on a hiring spree in Atlantic Canada while BC salmon farmers launch Youth Council to help shape the sustainable future of farming the oceans. By SeaWestNews Salmon farmers in British Columbia have announced the development of a…

Apocalyptic ‘nonsense’ from an anti-fish farm activist

“Much of this anti-fish farm stuff is absolute nonsense…when I ask them to challenge the science or my findings, I just get called names by the activists,” Dr. Martin Jaffa, a UK-based expert on fish health and nutrition By Fabian…

Study C’s the future in sustainable aquaculture

Communication, cooperation and coordination will be critical to the sustainable development of aquaculture as the sector grows, states a new study By SeaWestNews Communication, cooperation and coordination will be critical to the sustainable development of aquaculture as humanity’s appetite for…

Grieg Seafood BC gets a high five overcoming COVID-19 challenges

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in British Columbia, Greig Seafood BC becomes only the   second salmon farmer in the world to achieve ASC’s multi-site certification  By SeaWestNews Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Grieg Seafood BC has achieved multi-site…

Careers at Cascadia Seaweed – AOM

Cascadia Seaweed has been recognized as Vancouver Island’s best ocean product of the year from the Business Examiner A sustainably managed wild seafood and aquaculture industry is central to Canada’s food security. This industry revitalizes coastal and rural communities while…

No sea lice violations at B.C. salmon farms, says DFO

This Canada Day, fact check the claims being made by a noisy few who threaten our food supply security CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews More so than ever before, the COVID-19 pandemic is showing Canadians why we need to improve our access…

‘Help our farmers grow food to feed all Canadians’

Canadian Federation of Agriculture warns nation’s domestic food supply is being threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic By SeaWestNews Canada’s 200,000 farming families cannot ensure the nation’s domestic food supply will remain secure for the immediate and long-term benefit of all…

Retake the narrative about aquaculture: expert

“We need to make sure that we are backed up with legitimate and unbiased facts when we put forth our belief that aquaculture is the answer to saving the oceans … not the threat.” – Dr. Hugh Mitchell By Fabian…

Canada’s seafood farmers aim for a healthier and wealthier planet

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance president, Timothy Kennedy joins global Advisory Network to help chart a path to a sustainable ocean economy SeaWestNews Timothy Kennedy, President & CEO of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) will work with expert partners around…

NIMBY-ism in the Nova Scotia aquaculture debate

“The future of the salmon farming industry in Nova Scotia, whatever that may be, requires goodwill and communication between all stakeholders” CommentaryBy Brian Rogers With backgrounds in both marine biology and business, I have been involved in the global aquaculture…

Comox career fair offers up opportunities in aquaculture

Career fair will feature aquaculture employers, education institutions and service providers throughout the Central Vancouver Island region that are ready to help you on your career path. By SeaWestNews Did you know that aquaculture has the youngest workforce of any…

Canada’s Fisheries Minister clarifies her B.C. aquaculture mandate

“The mandate letter is clear that I have to come up with a plan by 2025 and that’s what I will be doing,” – Minister of Fisheries, Bernadette Jordan. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s newly minted Minister of Fisheries, Bernadette Jordan…

International NGO calls on members to defend salmon farmers in B.C.

“The anti-aquaculture community in British Columbia is small, but they are loud and they have found the ear of the Canadian Liberal party.” – Global Aquaculture Alliance. By SeaWestNews The Global Aquaculture Alliance is calling on its members to come…

Aquaculture NGO gives Trudeau a lump of coal this Xmas

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate to phase out ocean net pen salmon farming in British Columbia flies in the face of the region’s commitment to responsible aquaculture,” – Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got…

Canada embraces aquaculture globally while choking it at home

Why are we funding sustainable aquaculture initiatives overseas while trying to kill it in British Columbia? Commentary By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture is a cornerstone of the Blue Economy, which Canada has embraced. Our government has pledged tens of millions of…

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…

Election vow to move fish farms out of the oceans unrealistic says global expert

“There is a lack of experienced management in this area that can’t be built up in five years…and I am not sure who is going to insure these land based fish farms,” – AXA XL Catlin’s global head of aquaculture…

Why I support responsible fish farming in Canada

‘The Election campaign promise to end ocean-based aquaculture is deeply concerning because it is harmful. It sets the seafood industry back and, ultimately, it could harm wild salmon.’ CommentaryBy Chef Ned Bell My name is Ned Bell, and I support…

Liberals sacrifice rural salmon-farm jobs to win over urban activists’ votes

Trudeau’s new platform defies government’s own commitment to making decisions on aquaculture based on science and ignores the facts to mandate an unworkable solution to solve a problem that doesn’t actually exist. Commentary By John Paul Fraser The Liberal Party…

Social unrest in HK forces cancellation of Seafood Asia Expo

At least 10 Canadian companies and associations had booked exhibition space at event, which was scheduled to take place in Hong Kong next month By SeaWestNews Continued social unrest in Hong Kong has forced the cancellation of the Seafood Expo…

Sizeable Canadian delegation at aquaculture tech summit

40th anniversary of Aqua Nor, the world’s largest trade exhibition for fish farming technology attracts 600 exhibitors from 26 countries. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A sizeable Canadian delegation is heading to Norway this week to attend the 40th anniversary of Aqua…