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Net gains from aquaculture growing around the world

Record aquaculture production makes critical contribution to global food security says UN By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture has grown faster than capture fisheries in the last two years and is expected to expand further over the next decade across the world,…

‘Wild and farmed salmon can both exist in our waters’

First Nation, that is calling for an Aquaculture Zone in its traditional territories, signs historic agreement to determine how its land, water and natural resources will be managed. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A BC First Nation, that is calling for an…

False facts matter to BC’s anti-salmon farming activists

After losing two recent court cases, anti-salmon farming activists in BC have embarked on a concerted campaign to discredit aquaculture and fisheries scientists CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s anti-fish farming crowd, licking its wounds after two recent court rulings decimated…

Land-based salmon farming not for us: First Nations coalition

Aquaculture-dependent First Nations decry Ottawa’s lack of understanding on what transitioning open-net salmon farming to growing fish on land means to remote Indigenous coastal communities. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Moving to land-based salmon farming is not an option for aquaculture-dependent coastal…

Fisheries Minister provides “non-answers” for BC’s salmon farmers

“The decision will be made when it needs to be made,” – Fisheries Minister, Joyce Murray on the soon-to-expire aquaculture licences for BC’s salmon farmers. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The future of British Columbia’s open-net salmon farmers remains firmly in limbo…

Licences in limbo threaten thousands of aquaculture jobs

Vancouver Island communities will lose more than 4,700 aquaculture-related jobs if the Federal Government does not renew 79 salmon farming licences immediately By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s indigenous and non-Indigenous coastal communities will lose more than 4,700 jobs and $1.2…

As Canada dithers, nations move to expand aquaculture

Unlike Canada, which keeps bowing to anti-aquaculture activists, countries around the world are taking strident steps to expand seafood farming in their waters with new legislative frameworks. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A trio of seafood experts are calling on nations around…

Cooke wins aquaculture boundary expansion in Nova Scotia

Decision is the latest blow to anti-salmon farm activists, who keep falsely claiming that marine aquaculture operations are responsible for dwindling wild stocks. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board (ARB) has approved a salmon farmer’s boundary expansion…

Anti-salmon farm activists trample on First Nations’ rights

Anti-salmon farm activists are signalling that the collective and individual rights of First Nations should be disregarded when it comes to marine aquaculture operations in traditional territories By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-aquaculture activists in British Columbia are calling on the federal…

Canadian fish farmers get a code of practice

First ever Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Farmed Salmonids will further support the sustainability of the Canadian aquaculture sector By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Animal welfare advocates are hailing Canada’s first ever Code of Practice for the Care…

Aquaculture pioneer honoured by Atlantic Canada salmon farmers

“There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get when you put a wild salmon back into its native river,”  – Betty House, 2021 recipient of the Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Award. By SeaWestNews Betty House, a veteran science & research coordinator…

Documentaries vs ‘Shockumentaries’ in the world of aquaculture

Misleading claims, erroneous statistics and out-of-context interviews dominate ‘Shockumentaries’ that pedal falsehoods about aquaculture, especially salmon farming. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Documentary filmmakers are creative artists for whom ethical behaviour is at the core of their projects. Their primary relationship with…

What Canada’s next Fisheries Minister needs to do about aquaculture

Canada’s next Fisheries Minister, the fifth in just six years, needs to think outside the box for the sustainable growth of aquaculture By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s next Fisheries Minister needs to think outside the box and challenge the status quo…

Aquaculture key to meet food demand, says UN

Aquaculture is vital for feeding the world’s expanding population states the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews As Canada dithers over the future of its aquaculture industry, the United Nations is calling on countries…

Minister ousted after controversial decisions on fisheries, aquaculture

Bernadette Jordan governed with a lack of clarity, bowing to demands from anti-aquaculture activists on Canada’s West Coast while being ineffective in the conflict between commercial fishers and Mi’kmaq lobster fishers in Atlantic Canada, say seafood industry observers By Fabian…

Party leaders ignore hot air from anti-aquaculture activists

An open invitation to party leaders to address the whopping increase in Greenhouse gas Emissions and other environmental challenges that will come from moving ocean-based aquaculture in BC to land-based operations. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews In this federal election that nobody…

Activists dish out $100,000 for anti-aquaculture election campaign

As land-based salmon farmers around the world face a financial bloodbath, activists push federal election candidates to support the immediate transition of maritime aquaculture operations in BC to onshore tanks. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Activists opposed to growing salmon in ocean-based…

Atlantic Sapphire’s aquaculture woes is a cautionary tale

Financial woes and setbacks at Atlantic Sapphire, the largest global onshore aquaculture company in the world, show the technology to replace ocean-based salmon farms to land based operations on a large scale is years away. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Atlantic Sapphire,…

Aquaculture, fisheries giants recognised as drivers of BC’s economy

Dr. Diane Morrison ,managing director of Mowi Canada West, shares honours with five other leaders of BC’s aquaculture and fisheries industry By SeaWestNews The giants of aquaculture and fisheries on Canada’s West Coast have been recognised as being among the…

Net gains from aquaculture for First Nations businesses

“In the past 20 years I’ve advocated for aquaculture and believed in it even when others spoke down to it” – Richard Harry, a member of the Homalco First Nation. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Life for Richard Harry, a member of…

Minister abandons science, salmon, First Nations, for votes

“If this was an industry other than salmon aquaculture, there would be an inquiry into the minister’s actions.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan keeps insisting she has full confidence in her scientists and the people who work…

Aquaculture main driver of fish production globally

Maintaining aquaculture growth will require responsive and effective governance states UN food agency and the OECD By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture is expected to be the main driver for the increase of fish production globally, according to a new report by…

Aquaculture in Canada: a tale of two coasts

Need for Canada to have a consistent regulatory framework for the aquaculture sector on full display By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The need for Canada to have a consistent regulatory framework for the aquaculture sector is on full display with the East…

Minister thumbs her nose at judge, First Nations over aquaculture decision

Bowing to demands by eco-activists, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan continues to demonstrate a complete lack of respect and concern for the people who depend on aquaculture for their livelihoods, says fish farmer By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan…

Aquaculture carbon footprint study on BC salmon farms

Should BC succumb to the demands of anti-fish farm activists to move all ocean-based salmon farms to land based operations, the province will see a whopping increase of 22,881,000 kilograms of Greenhouse Gas (GhG) emissions. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Government…

Canada slows as world grows with marine aquaculture

After proclaiming aquaculture is key to its post-pandemic economic recovery plans, Canada lags behind the rest of the world, as nations harness the Blue Economy by farming the oceans By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews From China to India, Europe, Australia and Africa…

Prize and prejudice in BC’s salmon aquaculture industry

First-ever BC Aquaculture Innovation Awards announced as salmon farmers challenge Federal order to shut down their operations in the Discovery Islands. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews From advanced ship technology to vaccine development and environmental monitoring of the seas, BC is a…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Jaramar Balmori-Cedeño

“No one should have to wonder what they will eat tomorrow. I took an oath in Veterinary school in Mexico, and to this day, I live by it.” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC…

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…