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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…

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 –…

Salmon farmers ranked as world’s top protein producers

Aquaculture companies, like Mowi and Grieg Seafood, continue to outperform land-based protein producers on all risk factors. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers continue to produce…

The truth about red dye in farmed salmon

  Claims that farmed salmon are bad for you because the fish are fed dyes to turn their flesh red are utterly false and perpetuate a…

Minister urged to steer aquaculture transition with balanced approach

Aquaculture technology companies call on Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier for a “balanced approach” in the transition of BC’s salmon farming industry. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canadian…

“To preserve wild salmon, we must also grow salmon.”

Coalition of First Nations reaffirms right to farm salmon in their traditional territories. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farming First Nations are asking Indigenous leaders opposed…

Young Professionals: Women in Canadian Aquaculture

Mentorship and opportunities abound for women in the salmon farming industry in British Columbia. By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews Moderators: Michelle Franze, Manager of Communications, Partnerships,…

‘Imagination’ runs wild with bumper Pink Salmon returns

TV station removes aquaculture news segment that contained numerous false claims by an anti-salmon farming campaigner. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-salmon farming activists in British Columbia,…

Linda Sams, Matriarch of Aquaculture Canada

What I heard and learned from this Matriarch of Canadian Aquaculture, the one and only Ms. Linda Sams, Sustainable Development Director, Cermaq Canada Listening to…

“The ocean is not an aquarium” says U.N.

World Oceans Day message to develop aquaculture more effectively resonates with Canada’s First Nations, seafood farmers and coastal communities. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The United Nations…

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…

Patagonia’s hypocrisy displayed in new anti-salmon farming book

“Patagonia’s campaigns against salmon farming, books and films are all about creating traction for its expensive and exclusive products…its hypocrisy.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Patagonia, the…

Why Gen Z is a perfect fit in the fish farming industry

The ‘mess’ Gen Z is inheriting includes a financial landscape that is more a yoyo than a landscape, climate change disasters, and the lingering effects…

Science vs sovereignty in the fight to farm salmon

Indigenous communities in BC and Washington State turn to the courts to get their voices heard and their traditional rights to farm salmon respected. By…

Aquaculture workers fight back against fish farm ban

Show us the science that is killing our jobs demand Washington State’s fish farm workers in a new aquaculture advocacy campaign By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture…

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…

Commissioner Franz must explain her ‘political’ aquaculture decision

A broad range of American fisheries officials and scientists are calling for an inquiry into the sudden ban on commercial net pen aquaculture in Washington…

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…

America plans to grow more seafood in its oceans

New five-year national aquaculture plan signals that the concept of growing fish on land is not yet ready for prime time. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews America’s…

“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…

Exhibition dives into history, Innovations and challenges of aquaculture

Aquaculture: Farming the Waters is a new exhibition at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The past, present and future of aquaculture…

“Responsible aquaculture is needed” says Buy BC’s new Chef Ambassador

“If our growing population wants to keep eating fish (and I certainly want to) the future includes farming,” – Chef Ned Bell By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews…

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…

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…

First Nations assert traditional rights to farm salmon

Aquaculture-dependent First Nations in BC set to defy government agenda to remove salmon farms from their traditional territories By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews  Aquaculture dependent First Nations  …

Canada needs to intensify agri-food and aquaculture production

“With rapidly rising food prices and the growing spectre of global food shortages, Canada not only has the potential, but an obligation, to support food…

“It will be a shuckingly good seafood celebration”

BC Seafood Festival returns to the Comox Valley with a range of chefs and events to celebrate the bounty of our oceans. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews…

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…

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…