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Aquaculture: “Our people need hope for the future”

Aquaculture supply and support companies, which sustain the livelihoods of thousands of British Columbians, call for six-year salmon farm licence renewals. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture…

“We are wild salmon stewards and salmon farmers”

Aquaculture pioneers, the Kitasoo Xai’xais First Nation, is inviting the public to come see for themselves how modern salmon farming has transformed their remote community….

Anti-salmon farming activists pit First Nation against First Nation

Many First Nations, who supposedly have lent their support to an anti-fish farming lobby group, are themselves involved in projects that pose a myriad of…

Affordable, sustainable home-grown salmon being taken from Canadians

“Canadians have said again and again that they want access to more Canadian-produced food. In the case of Canadian-raised salmon, they’re being denied and are…

Investments in aquaculture and wild fisheries to drive Canada’s ocean economy

“I’m confident the investments will help the aquaculture and fisheries sectors to become even more sustainable and environmentally friendly” – Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of Fisheries….

Aquaculture jobs and vessels sail away from British Columbia

Aquaculture job losses mount as uncertainty grows over the future of salmon farming in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The uncertainty over the future of…

The world needs more aquaculture says the UN food agency

Canada’s seafood farmers urge Ottawa to take heed of the UN’s calls for 35% growth in aquaculture by 2030 to fight global hunger By Fabian…

Canada mulls longer licence terms for salmon farmers

Proposed conditions of licence changes include extension of marine aquaculture permits for a period of between two and six years. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers…

“Great friend of Canadian aquaculture” appointed to Senate

Mary Robinson, a dynamic national champion of land and sea farmers, was the past-president of Canadian Federation of Agriculture (CFA). By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Mary Robinson,…

BC reiterates support for salmon farming First Nations

“First Nations which have oversight over aquaculture in their territories should have a direct role in determining the future of salmon farming in BC –…

Pink Salmon boom has nothing to do with fish farm closures

World-wide abundance of Pink Salmon being used by activists to push false narratives about aquaculture in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-fish farming activists are…

Seafood farmers see net gains with new Fisheries Minister

Canada’s seafood farmers hope Diane Lebouthillier will bring a much-needed coastal-community common sense to British Columbia’s aquaculture transition plan. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s salmon…

Fisheries Minister quits amidst aquaculture challenges in BC

Joyce Murray’s short and controversial tenure as Fisheries Minister leaves behind a legacy of unfinished business in BC’s salmon farming industry. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Fisheries…

Aquaculture transition plan is an opportunity for BC’s salmon farmers

“My vision is for a future where local communities, First Nations, wild salmon and aquaculture are all thriving.” – Jennifer Woodland, Chair of the BC…

Aquaculture: We are not being heard say First Nations

Speeches and vows made on National Indigenous Peoples Day ring hollow to salmon farming First Nations in BC. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Every June 21, on…

BC not ready for large land-based salmon farms

“Moving all our salmon production from the marine environment to land-based operations is not going to happen here by 2025 as some people think it…

Aquaculture in Canada needs strong, clear government support

“We need the strong and clear support of governments who recognize that aquaculture is the future of reliable, secure, sustainable and affordable supply of seafood”…

Aquaculture: Minister accused of ignoring First Nations voices

“This minister does not seem to grasp what real reconciliation means when it comes to aquaculture and salmon farming.” By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod…

Ruth Robinson, Elder – Kitasoo/Xai’xais

“What are my people going to do? How are they going to work, cause there are no other jobs here too.“Ruth Robinson, Elder – Kitasoo/Xai’xais…

Fears mount over fallout from salmon farm closures

First Nations and coastal municipal governments fear their communities will face economic devastation if salmon farms are forced from British Columbia’s oceans Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Indigenous…

United Nations calls for global expansion of aquaculture

“Aquaculture has seen enormous progress in recent decades and is destined to produce the majority of the ever-growing demand for aquatic food.” – United Nations…

Canada’s aquaculture opportunity is unparalleled in the world

But the Liberal government is squandering the opportunity, all to get votes from anti-salmon farming activists, states the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance By Fabian Dawson…

Minister can’t be “trusted” say salmon farming First Nations

First Nations’ leaders call for ouster of Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray following her controversial, unscientific and damaging decision to shut down salmon farms in BC…

Fishy aquaculture decision in British Columbia under fire

“After eight years, the Trudeau government continues to fail to provide transparency and accountability in its fisheries and oceans decisions.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Trudeau…

Ottawa rejects science, betrays First Nations with aquaculture decision

Decision to shut down Discovery Islands salmon farms goes against First Nations Reconciliation, increases food costs and devastates local economies By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Federal…

Land-based salmon farming is risky business in BC : study

  New government study shows BC will need billions of dollars and about 10 years to replace open-net salmon farms with land-based aquaculture operations By…

Activist ‘doctored’ aquaculture workshop video says First Nation

Salmon farming battle heats up in British Columbia with activists targeting scientists and aquaculture-friendly First Nations By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farming activists in British Columbia…

Science not politics should drive sustainable aquaculture policies

The impact of recent political decisions relating to aquaculture in British Columbia and Washington equates to the direct loss of hundreds of full-time salmon farming…

“Can’t do” approach plagues aquaculture sector in Canada

Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance calls for a shakeup at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to address the perceived conflict of interest at the…

Another day, another lie by anti-salmon farming activists

Fisheries and Oceans Canada denies claims by anti-aquaculture activists of increased farmed salmon production in British Columbia’s Clayoquot Sound By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Government of…