• A world’s first...

    Three salmon farms, audited against 500 separate aspects of their performance, get the gold standard in environmental certification. By SeaWestNews Mowi Canada West has become the world’s first aquaculture company to successfully achieve certification under the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) multi-site certification methodology. Independent third-party auditors have certified three Klemtu area salmon farms in British […]

    Leading a class...

    Aquaculture in the Classroom project connects high school students to real-life experiences and industry professionals. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Connecting today’s youth to the tomorrow of British Columbia is a passion for Dr. Myron Roth and Pat Tonn. Together they run a class-act called Aquaculture in the Classroom to immerse high school students in real-life experiences […]
  • “The future of ...

    Political commitments, scientific collaborations and constructive conversations highlight opening of the Aquaculture Canada Conference 2019. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s commitment to sustainable harvesting of seafood was reaffirmed by both the federal and B.C. provincial governments at the 2019 Aquaculture Canada Conference in Victoria, which opened today. The industry needs to be powered by political commitments, […]

    Comox Valley&#8...

    Chef Ronald St. Pierre grew up in a small town, east of Montreal, in the middle of farm lands. His first position was with Relais & Château Resort Les Trois Tillieuls.  He moved to Vancouver in 1982 and, like so many, fell in love with the west coast. In 1990, the chef and his wife […]
  • Cooke plans to ...

    Plans unveiled after an in-depth study shows salmon farming has no adverse impact on lobster growth and abundance By SeaWestNews Cooke Aquaculture, a family owned seafood giant, wants to expand its operations in Nova Scotia with a new fish processing plant and new open-pen salmon farms. CEO Glenn Cooke outlined the company’s plans Thursday in […]

    “I know full we...

    Making the International Year of the Salmon a Turning Point CommentaryBy Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard British Columbians are rightly concerned about the state of several wild Pacific salmon stocks. I share that concern. As the MP for North Vancouver and Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, […]
  • No impact on lo...

    Eight-year study of lobsters below a salmon farm show no impact from the aquaculture operations on the crustaceans’ abundance, size or growth. By SeaWestNews An in-depth eight-year study of lobsters living below a salmon farm off New Brunswick’s Grand Manan Island has found that the aquaculture operations have had no impact on the crustaceans. The […]

    New $142 millio...

    Money will be used to leverage local Indigenous monitoring, guardianship programs and community-led habitat restoration efforts By SeaWestNews Ottawa and Victoria will pump $142.85 million over the next five years to support the protection of BC’s wild fisheries and enhance sustainability in the aquaculture industry. The British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will support […]
  • Claims by anti-...

    Having more constructive discussions about aquaculture will require that we are forthright in our use of information, says Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in an op-ed By SeaWestNews This op-ed by Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson was originally published in the Georgia Straight to correct misinformation spread by anti-fish farm activists By Jonathan Wilkinson We’re all familiar […]

    Aquaculture Amb...

    “It is essential that we realize, that ultimately, we have a common goal. I became interested in aquaculture because I wanted to “save the environment” so to speak, which I imagine is the equal goal of most of those who do not support aquaculture,” Angelique Pichette, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews […]
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