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First Nation develops ‘Innovation Plan’ for aquaculture in its traditional territory

First Nation’s plan is a pioneering framework for sustainable finfish aquaculture that integrates stewardship of natural resources with community-led economic development. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Developed…

“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…

New probe involves old claims by anti-salmon farming activists

Investigation pushed for by marine aquaculture opponents seen as a ploy to delay salmon farm licence renewals in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews An investigation…

Another study shows salmon farms pose low disease risk to wild fish

No apparent relationship between the prevalence of virus infection in wild salmon and fish farms states a new Norwegian study, reaffirming conclusions of Canadian and…

Top aquaculture advocate calls it a day with Mowi

“Aquaculture, in particular salmon farming has been my life and passion,” says Ian Roberts, who is departing Mowi after a three-decade career in the seafood…

Canada’s seafood farmers seek federal dollars to boost aquaculture

Budget 2024 – Canada’s seafood farmers are calling on Ottawa to support the growth of shellfish aquaculture and fund long-term domestic seafood marketing programs. By…

Mowi earns Good Housekeeping Seal for its delectable, healthy salmon

Recognition comes as a new report projects that the salmon fish market will be worth USD 35.5 billion by 2032 due to the growing popularity…

Aquaculture making clear headway for alternative feed ingredients

Seafood farmers are using diverse protein ingredients to improve feed security for more sustainable aquaculture. By SeaWestNews A new study says the aquaculture industry is…

Poseidon reels in investments to boost aquaculture tech

Poseidon’s innovative aquaculture solutions are enabling fish farms to be more productive, sustainable and resilient, while meeting the increased global demand for sustainable protein. By…

No more salmon farm closures in BC pending transition plan

Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier reiterates her stand on the aquaculture sector in BC as activists continue collecting donations to spread falsehoods about salmon farming. By…

Will a ban on sports fishing replenish wild salmon stocks?

“If they are claiming that the closure of our salmon farms will bring the wild fish back, then we should also be asking what a…

Aquaculture top of mind at Seafood Expo North America

Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier to lead Canadian delegation to Seafood Expo after meetings with US and UN officials to boost the ocean economy. By Fabian…

Mandate muddle mars aquaculture transition plan in British Columbia

Anti-salmon farming activists falsely accuse government scientists of rigging aquaculture research and rewriting a ministerial mandate. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Frustrated that their fearmongering about salmon…

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…

Anti-aquaculture activists push attacks on government scientists

Strategic motive is to discredit government scientists and weaken the legitimacy of regulatory agencies to bolster support and public donations for anti-salmon farming activist groups….

Aquaculture tech companies showcase innovations to Canadian MPs

MPs to get a first-hand understanding on how new technologies continue to make aquaculture a low-impact, eco-friendly way to raise protein. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Some…

Factually incorrect anti-salmon farming ads removed, again

The continued spread of misinformation by anti-salmon farming groups emphasizes the need for responsible advocacy based on facts and science. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-salmon farming…

“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,…

Energy risks grow for land-based salmon farming in British Columbia

“The big question is how are we going to increase power production and who is going to pay for it,” – Barry Penner, Chair of…

Sockeye salmon are growing faster due to climate change

However, it’s not a given that bigger is always better states a new study from Simon Fraser University By Rochelle BakerLocal Journalism Initiative Reporter Climate change…

Netflix feeds viewers with vegan propaganda in ‘biased’ new series

New Netflix series on diet and nutrition shows why balanced programming is as important as a balanced diet. CommentaryBy Ian Roberts A new Netflix series…

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 –…

Canada failing First Nations salmon farming communities in BC

“We are the stewards of our territories. We are salmon farmers. We have always managed these fish in our traditional territories, and we will continue…

Toxic hotspots, road runoff endangering BC salmon runs

Emerging threats will further endanger British Columbia’s wild salmon populations say recent studies and reports. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture detractors, especially on Canada’s west coast,…

Seafood farmers rip aquaculture report by Parliamentary Committee

“While we have become accustomed to biased media reporting and activist discourse around our work, we expect a balanced and informed approach from a Parliamentary…

Courts rein in anti-salmon farming activist, US politician

Courts act against an “irrational” anti-aquaculture activist in Scotland and a Washington State public official, who is trying to shut down salmon farms for political…

MP unable to handle the facts about aquaculture

MP Lisa Marie Barron parrots anti-salmon farming agenda for political gain rather than to protect wild Pacific salmon: Letter By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers in…

America aims to boost aquaculture with SEAfood Act

Top chefs hail science-based bipartisan bill that will put more affordable and homegrown seafood on US plates and menus By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The growth of…

Former fisheries ministers accused of “unlawful conduct” in lawsuits

A series of lawsuits filed by salmon farmers and aquaculture support companies in British Columbia allege two former federal fisheries ministers engaged in “unlawful conduct.”…