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Surrey pushes for pause on salmon farm closures

Town Hall on salmon farm closures in the remote Discovery Islands paints bleak picture of lost businesses, jobs and family livelihoods in Surrey, BC’s urban hub for the aquaculture industry. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Surrey Board of Trade is calling…

BC salmon farm closures will hit Surrey hard

Surrey stands to lose 344 jobs and $220 million in annual revenue with closures of salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands, says a new report, which examines the impact of the rural aquaculture industry to an urban community. By Fabian…

Ignorance spurs bullying in BC’s aquaculture industry

Why are those with the least knowledge of aquaculture making the most noise about salmon farms and bullying women in the industry? CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The old adage that empty vessels make the most noise seems to be a cherished…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Laura Windatt

“The crucial issues facing salmon farming in BC is securing the industry as a sustainable source of food protein…after all we are just trying to provide food for the world.” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of…

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…

Canadian salmon farmers driving innovation in ocean aquaculture

New high-tech vessel joins aquaculture armada in BC as the government is schooled on the role of innovation and technology in the Canadian aquaculture industry. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews This month, another specially designed ship joins a small aquaculture armada that…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Justin Fortier

“These activists are demanding we move ocean farms on land…but science has proven time and again that this will never be a sustainable solution.“ By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA)…

Canada wants more input on new Aquaculture Act

DFO has received 22 formal submissions and held 27 virtual engagement sessions as it moves to streamline aquaculture regulations for the sustainable growth of Canada’s seafood farmers By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada is giving you more time to help it construct…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Kaitlin Guitard

“I see wild fish stocks depleting if salmon farms are forced to reduce production. I see salmon farms as the future for an affordable food source for generations to come.” By Samantha Bacchus McLeod The newly unveiled Youth Council of…

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…

DFO “structurally and culturally” unable to oversee aquaculture

In the divisive debate over aquaculture in Canada, anti-fish farm activists and seafood farmers seem to agree on one issue – the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has to go By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s seafood farmers are calling for the…

Thinking small helps BC salmon farmer grow big

Technology to grow salmon on land on a large scale in BC is fraught with challenges and years away. So land-based salmon farmer, Steve Atkinson says he has another plan. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews In a wooded area off the main…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Jay Pudota

“…farming fish will reduce the pressure on the wild stocks, and the technology developed in the farming industry will help in improving wild fish stocks that are hard hit by the changing oceans…” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled…

Fact checking Morton’s diatribe about BC salmon farms

In a rambling conspiracy-laden letter, anti-salmon farm activist Alexandra Morton, accuses Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans of being a criminal organisation By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews BC’s loudest anti-salmon farm activist has ratcheted up her conspiracy-laden rants accusing Canada’s Department of…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Matt McGoveran

“The most critical issue facing the aquaculture industry is the amount of misinformation that the media and a few individuals continue to perpetuate.“ By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is…

Discovery Islands’ salmon farm closures will kill 1,498 jobs

Initial industry estimate pegs economic loss in North Vancouver Island’s coastal communities, dependent on salmon farms, at $379.7 million By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The closure of salmon farms in the Discovery Islands of BC will result in 1,498 people losing their…

Social licence trumps science in Discovery Islands’ salmon farming decision

But it does not mean First Nations have veto powers over salmon farming operations in their traditional territories, says Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews The decision to stop salmon farming in the…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Jordan Frizzley

“What brought me to salmon farming was the excitement of being a part of sustainable global food production and having a career that would allow me to spend most of my time outdoors out on the water.” By Samantha Bacchus…

Fact checking the anti-fish farm fiction

“While anti-farming opponents rely on outdated and fabricated misinformation to spin their fiction, the world is moving ahead with sustainable salmon aquaculture” CommentaryBy John Paul Fraser An excerpt of a book written from an activist perspective about salmon farming that…

Vancouver Island ready to grow with salmon farmers

Community support grows for BC’s salmon farmers as mayors and businesses call for their voices to be heard at the aquaculture-decision making tables. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Four Vancouver Island mayors and scores of businesses have thrown their support behind BC…

Why I support BC’s salmon farmers – Mayor, Port Hardy

“Critics should get up to speed on the leading-edge technology that modern salmon farmers are using, and the science that tells us farmed and wild salmon can co-exist.” Commentary By Dennis DugasMayor of Port Hardy My big-city counterparts ask me…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Brad Rempel

“Not only do the aquaculture companies provide sustainable proteins, they also use their dollars to put back into the communities for salmon rehabilitation and other charitable donations to keep the communities thriving and well.” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly…

Burping cows breathe new life into aquaculture for BC

Seaweed farming, especially near ocean aquaculture sites, can help British Columbia be a low-carbon producer of choice for seafood, milk and beef By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The BC government aims to show climate leadership with a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse…

Salmon farmers top global protein production rankings

Salmon farmers dominate the latest Coller FAIRR Protein Index, which ranks the world’s key food producers on sustainability By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers stand out as the top sustainable protein producers in a global ranking of the world’s largest publicly…

BC salmon farmers plan $1.4 billion in investments

First Nations, coastal community leaders hail plan by BC salmon farmers that will create about 10,000 new jobs and bolster Canada’s post-pandemic recovery By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers in British Columbia are ready to lead Canada’s post-pandemic recovery by directly…

Beyond the headlines about salmon aquaculture

Recent studies by anti-fish farm activist-scientists hide inconvenient truths about sustainable salmon aquaculture in Canada By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The recent spate of aquaculture studies, pushed by anti-fish farm activist-scientists is aimed at garnering sensational headlines to oust salmon farmers from…

“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…

Cooke gets Ocean Wise nod for wild fish and aquaculture products

Ocean Wise Seafood program partnership ensures Cooke’s wild fishery and aquaculture products come from sustainable, responsibly harvested resources By SeaWestNews True North Seafood, a division of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., which ships seafood products to over 67 countries, will partner with…

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…