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‘Activist’ lawsuit is a net loss for Washington

“These groups are holding Washington back from the growth in aquaculture that is taking place elsewhere in the United States and around the world.” – The Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA) By SeaWestNews The Northwest Aquaculture Alliance (NWAA) has accused a…

Grieg Seafood invests in the West, expands in the East

Aquaculture giant, Grieg Seafood, celebrates 20th anniversary in B.C., with expansion plans in Eastern Canada, new gold standard for sustainability and a $40 million wellboat in Western Canada. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews It’s been a very merry February for Grieg Seafood…

NIMBY-ism in the Nova Scotia aquaculture debate

“The future of the salmon farming industry in Nova Scotia, whatever that may be, requires goodwill and communication between all stakeholders” CommentaryBy Brian Rogers With backgrounds in both marine biology and business, I have been involved in the global aquaculture…

Study shows challenges facing land-based salmon farms in B.C.

New aquaculture technologies, as well as conventional net-pen systems, will all play a role in contributing to global production of salmon states new government report By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Transitioning all open-net fish farms in British Columbia to land-based salmon farms…

Taiwan harvests the seas with innovative aquaculture technology

From algae ice-cream to deep sea water skin cleansers and caviar, seafood scientists in Taiwan are creating new lines of innovative aquaculture products By Paula Arab KEELUNG CITY, Taiwan – Like elsewhere in the Taiwanese economy, high-tech is playing an…

Energy use, emissions will increase with land-based fish farms, but….

Canada’s Fisheries Minister, Bernadette Jordan, hints at what’s in the soon-to-be released State of Salmon Aquaculture Technologies study By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Growing salmon to full market size on land will require a high amount of energy, increase greenhouse gas emissions…

Aquaculture community finds a N-EAT way to get fresh food

SFU pilot project aims to build on and expand traditional knowledge in First Nations communities for sustainable, nutritious, and organic food production By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Located on Swindle Island, 220 kilometres north of Port Hardy on B.C.’s spectacular central coast,…

Trout is the new salmon in Washington’s fish farms

“This approval to farm trout through marine aquaculture supports our Council’s commitment to diversified economic development as strong stewards of our environment,” Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Chairman W. Ron Allen. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)…

Comox career fair offers up opportunities in aquaculture

Career fair will feature aquaculture employers, education institutions and service providers throughout the Central Vancouver Island region that are ready to help you on your career path. By SeaWestNews Did you know that aquaculture has the youngest workforce of any…

Canada’s Fisheries Minister clarifies her B.C. aquaculture mandate

“The mandate letter is clear that I have to come up with a plan by 2025 and that’s what I will be doing,” – Minister of Fisheries, Bernadette Jordan. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s newly minted Minister of Fisheries, Bernadette Jordan…

Why aquaculture needs a science-led democracy

“If campaigns against salmon farming were based on facts, I wouldn’t be writing this article.” CommentaryBy Ian Roberts As activists continue to sidestep the democratic process in favour of interrupting work spaces, governments must step up to protect the health…

From farm to fame with Culinary Team B.C.

Inspired by the harvests of B.C.’s land and sea, a group of dynamic chefs will be cooking for gold at the World Culinary Olympics in Germany By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Culinary Team British Columbia, a group of dynamic young chefs, is…

Getting a grip on UNDRIP and what it means for British Columbia

Event in Vancouver will look at how First Nations are succeeding in business relations with companies in the energy, mining, aquaculture, and forestry sectors By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews From resource extraction to harvesting the oceans and to creating energy corridors, British…

International NGO calls on members to defend salmon farmers in B.C.

“The anti-aquaculture community in British Columbia is small, but they are loud and they have found the ear of the Canadian Liberal party.” – Global Aquaculture Alliance. By SeaWestNews The Global Aquaculture Alliance is calling on its members to come…

Remembering Archie

Hereditary Chief, Archie Robinson, helped rescue his First Nations community with salmon farming By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews First Nations elder Archie Robinson Sr., who helped rescue his remote coastal community from economic disaster with a sustainable fish farming operation, has died….

Authentic Spanish Seafood Paella Recipe

“Paella, the essence of Spanish cuisine. Spain is famously known for Paella, especially in the region of Valencia, where Paella was created.” “Use quality ingredients to make a great paella, fresh British Columbia seafood, Spanish round rice and Spanish saffron….

Low FODMAP Salmon Curry

A low FODMAP salmon curry doesn’t sound right, or does it? Anything is possible if we want it badly enough. This is the true joy of cooking, the challenges, and the eventual successes. FODMAP is an acronym, derived from “Fermentable…

Aquaculture NGO gives Trudeau a lump of coal this Xmas

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mandate to phase out ocean net pen salmon farming in British Columbia flies in the face of the region’s commitment to responsible aquaculture,” – Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA). By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Prime Minister Justin Trudeau got…

Canada’s new Fisheries Minister saddled with a mandate of contradictions

Bernadette Jordan, the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, deserves a mandate that compliments Canada’s vision to lead the Global Blue Economy, not contradict it AnalysisBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Justin Trudeau’s mandate letter to his new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans,…

Aquaculture industry moves to tackle plastic pollution in oceans

First aquaculture certification scheme to include specific plastics requirements in the works By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The contribution of plastic debris from global aquaculture is not at the same magnitude as that from capture fisheries, but more needs to be done…

Canada embraces aquaculture globally while choking it at home

Why are we funding sustainable aquaculture initiatives overseas while trying to kill it in British Columbia? Commentary By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture is a cornerstone of the Blue Economy, which Canada has embraced. Our government has pledged tens of millions of…

A new dawn for aquaculture in the Pacific Northwest

In the debate over global warming and ocean acidification, most reasonable people say we should listen to NOAA scientists and give credence to NOAA data.  Yet, regarding aquaculture, many of these same people don’t listen to NOAA scientists or give…

New aquaculture tool kit to boost sustainable ‘Blue Growth’ in Europe

‘Tool kit will not only improve the industry itself, but also public perception of aquaculture’ – Professor Trevor Telfer, project lead TAPAS, a collaboration between 15 European partner institutions. By SeaWestNews The European Union, will embrace a new aquaculture tool…

Growing fish on land not such a good idea says global panel

‘The largest potential gains for food production lie in the sustainable expansion of marine aquaculture’ – says a new scientific paper for a group of 14 heads of government, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Growing fish on…

B.C. salmon farmers heed U.N.’s call to develop aquaculture industry

Embracing sustainability as an opportunity, B.C.’s salmon farmers are heeding the call by the United Nations to develop the aquaculture industry as a win-win for a planet in need. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews B.C.’s salmon farmers have embraced sustainability as an…

Aquaculture is a win-win for a planet in need – United Nations

“We need more political will and more resources to make this happen. Let us not leave any region of the ocean behind in our sustainability quest.” – FAO, United Nations -Director General Qu Dongyu By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Developing industries like…

U.N. pushes for significant effort to boost aquaculture

United Nations urges a new push to invest in sustainable ocean growth and a significant effort to boost aquaculture By SeaWestNews Serious investments in ocean sustainability will raise the amount of fish to feed the poor, the Food and Agriculture…

Asia-Pacific moves to strengthen Asian aquaculture governance

Asian aquaculture has engaged over 18 million fish farmers in primary production and nearly equal numbers of job opportunities in related supporting sectors – United Nations By SeaWestNews The Asia-Pacific region is taking important preparatory steps to strengthen the governance…

Seafood experts call on America to expand marine aquaculture

U.S. Senate hearing told responsible marine aquaculture is good for the economy, good for our communities, and good for the planet By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews America’s top seafood experts are calling for an expansion of ocean farming, testifying at a U.S….

Confusion at the fish counter: How to eat seafood responsibly

Eating farmed fish helps reduce reliance on already vulnerable wild fish stocks. It also has a lower carbon footprint than terrestrial livestock farming By Jenny WeitzmanThe Conversation It now seems absurd that anyone once believed the ocean was inexhaustible: fish…