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Coalition opposes facilitator for salmon farming transition plans

“We cannot trust that an impartial process will occur as the First Nations Fisheries Council’s stance against salmon farming is well known,” say aquaculture-dependant indigenous communities in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture-dependant First Nations in British Columbia are worried…

First Nations to shape the future of aquaculture in BC

Canada acknowledges First Nations’ rights to define their relationships with the aquaculture industry in a plan that will shape the future of salmon farming in British Columba. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The future of salmon farming in British Columbia will largely…

Aquaculture sector thanks Atlantic Canada’s premiers

“When it comes to salmon farming, Atlantic Canada is unique – and that uniqueness is key to our sector’s success,” states an open letter to premiers Dear Atlantic Premiers: As our region, our country and the rest of the world…

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,…

Summit to hear Canada’s aquaculture success and setbacks

Global conference will also showcase science, technology, business, and social aspects of aquaculture By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s innovations in harvesting the oceans will be on display in an upcoming conference which will feature hundreds of world-class speakers and delegates from…

Another smolt step in Grieg’s aquaculture transition plan

Grieg Seafood’s hatchery expansion project will allow juvenile salmon to grow longer on land before being transferred to sea farms in British Columbia By SeaWestNews Grieg Seafood BC has received the first transfers of juvenile Atlantic salmon into its expanded…

Top scientists rip fake claims by anti-fish farm activists

“Home-grown, ocean-farmed salmon is a valuable food resource for Canadians. It is an affordable, highly nutritious protein with year-round access” – Canada’s top fisheries and aquaculture scientists By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s top fisheries and aquaculture scientists are urging the public…

The lying games by BC’s anti-salmon farming activists

Politicians, media, and the public being pummelled by falsehoods about BC’s salmon farmers. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews If fearmongering was an Olympic sport, BC’s anti-salmon farming activists would rule the podium as they have mastered the art of spreading falsehoods. Powered…

Politics drives Faustian salmon aquaculture pact in BC

“To remain in power, the PMO is willing to sacrifice the citizens and their children and future generations of Northern Vancouver Islanders to a life of poverty and isolation. And the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is an all-too-willing accomplice.”…

Federal Court rejects ministerial bid to shut down BC salmon farms

New ruling reaffirms that “salmon aquaculture in B.C. poses no more than a minimal risk to wild salmon”, countering the false claims by anti-fish farm activists. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Federal Court has ordered the government to set aside its…

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…

Feds told to renew expiring salmon farm licences

Sources indicate that DFO is recommending that expiring salmon farm licences in BC should be renewed for between five and six years. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Federal government is being told to renew the soon-to-expire salmon farming permits in British…

Coastal communities at risk if salmon farm licences expire: Premier Horgan

If Ottawa does not renew 79 soon-to-expire salmon farming licences, it would eliminate hundreds of aquaculture jobs, undermine the economy of dozens of coastal communities, and violate First Nations rights, says B.C. Premier John Horgan By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews B.C. Premier…

First Nation hails reconciliation in action with aquaculture

“By Mowi Canada West investing in our future, they bring hope and prosperity to our people and economy.” – Isaiah Robinson, General Manager of Kitasoo Development Corporation By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews On British Columbia’s central coast, in the heart of the…

US federal agency debunks fake claims by anti-aquaculture activists

In a new study, American fisheries scientists concur with their counterparts in Canada and Scotland that marine finfish aquaculture has little to no negative impact on wild stocks and whales. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A new sweeping American study about open-net…

Calls to renew BC salmon farming licenses grow

“I’ve been involved in B.C.’s salmon industry for over 40 years and have witnessed the benefits that aquaculture brings to our people and traditional territories,” – Richard Harry, executive director of the Aboriginal Aquaculture Association. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Canadian…

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…

Salmon farmer sees net gains with new aquaculture technology

New aquaculture technology represents a transition towards what ocean-based salmon farms can one day become By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews One of Canada’s leading fish farmers, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., plans to install a form of semi-closed containment system (SCCS) at its…

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…

Poseidon fights climate change at BC salmon farms

Vancouver Island designed aquaculture technology from Poseidon Ocean Systems helps salmon farmer cut 76,000 kg of CO2 emissions from their operations By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers in British Columbia, already renowned as among the top sustainable protein producers globally, are…

Salmon farms have no impact on wild stocks states new study

Scottish peer-reviewed study calls for an end to the scapegoating of the salmon farming industry as the cause of population declines in wild stocks, while the ILO declares that aquaculture can feed the world. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farms have…

Theatre of aquaculture absurdities set for 2022 season

“Every science denier cherry picks data, believes in conspiracy theories, engages in illogical reasoning, relies on fake experts and denigrates real experts.” If that sounds familiar in the context of activism against aquaculture in British Columbia, it is. CommentaryBy Fabian…

2022 is the year to make it happen for Canada’s wild and farmed fisheries

The Fisheries Council of Canada and the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, the national associations representing wild and farmed seafood respectively, have come together to provide a solution that captures the untapped potential of Canadian waters. CommentaryBy Paul Lansbergen We’ve come…

Political rivals come together to boost American aquaculture

Rarely seen bipartisan initiative in US politics aims to strengthen food security with aquaculture. In Canada it’s a different story By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews There are very few things in Washington DC, that bring Republican and Democrat politicians together. Boosting aquaculture…

DFO, salmon farmers dismantle “lies” about sea lice

Data from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and a new sea lice monitoring analysis show anti-salmon farming activists continuing to spread falsehoods about marine aquaculture in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-salmon farming activists on Canada’s west coast…

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…

America forges ahead with aquaculture while Canada dithers

New aquaculture legislation tabled in the US Senate aims to spur economic growth while conserving ocean environments By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews America is ramping up offshore aquaculture production with new legislation to increase the growth of sustainable seafood in its federal…

New Fisheries Minister no fan of salmon farms in BC’s oceans

Despite her record as being opposed to open-net salmon farms in BC’s oceans, the aquaculture industry says it will work with Joyce Murray, Canada’s new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, to achieve the next level of sustainable seafood production By…

Inside the secretive decision to shutter salmon farms in BC

Court hears that former Fisheries Minister kept her top officials and the aquaculture industry in the dark before making her science-deficit decision to shut down salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s former Minister of…