• Canada seeks ex...

    “A successful aquaculture industry is important for feeding the world’s growing demand for seafood products without putting more pressure on wild stocks” – Govt. Of Canada By SeaWestNews The Government of Canada today reaffirmed its commitment to implementing evidence based policies relating to aquaculture, by announcing the creation of an external Advisory Committee on Aquaculture […]

    Leading a class...

    Aquaculture in the Classroom project connects high school students to real-life experiences and industry professionals. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Connecting today’s youth to the tomorrow of British Columbia is a passion for Dr. Myron Roth and Pat Tonn. Together they run a class-act called Aquaculture in the Classroom to immerse high school students in real-life experiences […]
  • Scientist gets ...

    Dr. Simon Jones honoured as a new report states salmon farming companies have slashed medicinal sea lice treatments by 50 percent in six years By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Dr. Simon Jones made a ‘lousy’ choice when pursuing his career in ocean science. Last night, he was recognised for this with an Excellence in Research award during […]

    “The future of ...

    Political commitments, scientific collaborations and constructive conversations highlight opening of the Aquaculture Canada Conference 2019. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s commitment to sustainable harvesting of seafood was reaffirmed by both the federal and B.C. provincial governments at the 2019 Aquaculture Canada Conference in Victoria, which opened today. The industry needs to be powered by political commitments, […]
  • Sea lice “game-...

    Mowi’s $35 million Aqua Tromoy will revolutionise treatment of sea lice in British Columbia’s waters By SeaWestNews The largest and most technologically advanced ship to ever serve the Canadian aquaculture industry is now in B.C. waters to revolutionise the treatment of sea lice in farmed salmon. Mowi Canada West’s Aqua Tromoy, costing about $35 million, […]

    Jobs abound in ...

    Educational institutions ramp up pathways for careers in aquaculture as industry faces growing labour pains. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture’s strong production outlook is expected to significantly increase the need for more workers in Canada between now and 2025, latest government estimates show. When the full value-chain of economic activity is considered, Canadian farmed seafood generated […]
  • Claims by anti-...

    Having more constructive discussions about aquaculture will require that we are forthright in our use of information, says Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in an op-ed By SeaWestNews This op-ed by Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson was originally published in the Georgia Straight to correct misinformation spread by anti-fish farm activists By Jonathan Wilkinson We’re all familiar […]

    Aquaculture Amb...

    “It is essential that we realize, that ultimately, we have a common goal. I became interested in aquaculture because I wanted to “save the environment” so to speak, which I imagine is the equal goal of most of those who do not support aquaculture,” Angelique Pichette, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    “It is so important for young students to volunteer their time and run for public positions since it helps develop not only leadership skills, but gives tremendous networking opportunities,” Tristan Lamonica, Council for Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic activity and employs over 25,000 people. […]

    Aquaculture Amb...

    “I’m an environmentalist and everything I do, is in line with mitigating climate change. With that, aquaculture paired with ‘closed-loop’ systems (aquaponics) is extremely sustainable and will be a major factor in feeding a world,” Steven Bourne, Council for Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic […]
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