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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…

Fish farms do not need to test for B.C. strain of virus

Decision follows an eight-month scientific review on the issue of transfer of live fish from land-based hatcheries to open-ocean net pens By SeaWestNews The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has determined that there is no need for testing of…

It’s not about wild first, it’s about votes first

Where is the application of the precautionary principle to protect wild salmon when it comes to the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project? CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The new Liberal political policy plank to transition all open-net fish farms in British…

Cooke makes a fish farming comeback in Washington waters

Northwest Aquaculture Alliance says Liberal political policy in Canada on banning open-net fish farms in B.C. is a “cheap ploy to gain votes” By SeaWestNews Canada-based Cooke Aquaculture has been given a five-year permit to grow trout in open-net farms…

Inside Trudeau’s fishy political promise that will be a net loss for Canadians

Why the Liberal Party is short-circuiting and disrespecting its own evidence based policy-making process for B.C.’s salmon farming industry. CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews There is a reason why election campaign time in Canada is called the silly season. It’s a time…

SeaWestNews editor Fabian Dawson wins B.C.’s highest journalistic honours

“I am humbled and honoured to be awarded the 2019 Jack Webster Foundation’s Bruce Hutchison Lifetime Achievement Award,” said Fabian Dawson. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews is proud to announce that our founding editor, Fabian Dawson, has been named the recipient…

Global Aquaculture Market Report

Global aquaculture market is predicted to reach USD 209.42 billion (more than 278 billion CAD) in 2021, this is at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% from 2016-2021. The present global Aquaculture Market research report is a comprehensive…

First Nations hail new pact with B.C. salmon farmers

Agreements highlight importance of supporting wild salmon populations while building aquaculture capacity within the First Nations By SeaWestNews Three First Nations are hailing a pact, that gives them oversight into the operations of salmon farming companies in their traditional territories…

Fish farms carbon footprint among lowest affirms study

New findings in Iceland are broadly in line with studies carried out in other countries, including Canada. By SeaWestNews A new study in Iceland has reaffirmed that the carbon footprint of fish farming in the Arctic nation is lower than…

Fish Health Project Manager Campbell River, BC

Cermaq Canada is an equal opportunities employer who provides a workplace that is free of discrimination. Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence.  With our skilled…

How we can feed the planet while saving the oceans

“Our vision is to stimulate a ‘race to the top’ among investors in which sustainable aquaculture and the wider ocean environment are the ultimate winners.” CommentaryBy Maria DamanakiGlobal Oceans Director, Nature Conservancy What if I showed you evidence suggesting the…

Unleashing the potential of sustainable aquaculture

The expected growth in demand for fish and fish products needs to be largely met from aquaculture. – United Nations FAO report By SeaWestNews Genetic improvements in aquaculture will significantly boost the world’s sustainable food supply for future generations, states…

Sustainable salmon from our farm to your table

Mowi farm technician Clara McGhee discusses the crucial business of salmon feeding strategies and how this help to ensure a site remains profitable, environmentally sustainable and capable of producing nutritious fish for consumers around the world. By Clara McGhee We…

Social unrest in HK forces cancellation of Seafood Asia Expo

At least 10 Canadian companies and associations had booked exhibition space at event, which was scheduled to take place in Hong Kong next month By SeaWestNews Continued social unrest in Hong Kong has forced the cancellation of the Seafood Expo…

Gamberi Al Vino Bianco (Prawns with white wine)

This Prawns in White Wine recipe, with fresh herbs and lots of tomatoes, makes a great simple summer dinner. Serve with a salad, and french bread. Prawns are a rich source of selenium, one of the most effective antioxidants at maintaining healthy cells….

Careers – Infrastructure and Desktop Support Analyst

Infrastructure and Desktop Support Analyst – Career OpportunityJob ID: 2019-1840Category: Information Technology Cooke is a global seafood company with operations in North America, Europe, and South America. Our company’s success is driven by our dynamic, highly-skilled and innovative management team, supported by…

Remote Feed System Operator

Remote Feed System OperatorJob ID: 2019-1837 Category: Saltwater Operations Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd., a division of Cooke Aquaculture Inc., a dynamic and growing east coast family company, with Platinum Member status in the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program, is offering fulltime opportunities for…

One man’s vision to promote aquaculture in Greece

By Maria FlipSeaWestNews As far as the future is concerned, I am planning to use my knowledge and skills to work on aquacultures in Greece – Manos Zouroufidis Manos Zouroufidis wants to help Greece make the aquaculture industry a pillar…

There is a reel life bias in Patagonia’s fishy film

  Patagonia’s interest in protecting our environment is commendable, but its hypocrisy and blind incrimination of aquaculture while itself exploiting wild fish severely undermine its environmental credentials. CommentaryBy Ian RobertsSeaWestNews As the evening’s host opened the showing of Patagonia’s ‘Artifishal’…

Eat more salmon to keep bowel cancer at bay

Research reveals eating more oily fish like salmon could reduce risk of bowel cancer, which kills 25 Canadians every day By SeaWestNews Three or more portions a week of oily fish, like salmon, cuts the risk of bowel cancer, which…

A new journey to raise awareness about aquaculture in B. C.

“I really want to meet everybody who wants to know more about aquaculture” – Michelle Franze, Manager of Communications, Partnerships and Community for the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA). By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Powered by a passion for the ocean and…

Campbell River gets its wet lab dream

Campbell River’s dream to have a Salmon Centre of Excellence gets a boost with federal funds for a wet lab By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Campbell River’s dream to have a Salmon Centre of Excellence got a boost this week with Ottawa…

Vietnamese-inspired Salmon Wontons

Jillian Dang shares her healthy salmon wontons recipe with us, hope you love it as much as we do. Jillian Dang (pictured) has been cooking since the age of 10. She worked with her uncle and aunt in their busy street…

“When in doubt, just eat seafood”

A podcast featuring Jacqueline Claudia co-founder and CEO of Love the Wild By SeaWestNews Jacqueline Claudia, a coal miner’s daughter from Pennsylvania, always wanted to be a marine biologist. Today as co-founder and CEO of Love the Wild, she spends…

Bridging the knowledge divide in aquaculture

Katerina Mastora’s passion for the seas has turned into a mission to educate her homeland about sustainable aquaculture By Maria FlipSeaWestNews Growing up in the Greek city of Ioannina, surrounded by lakes and rivers and about an hour’s drive from…

“We all want to be good neighbours out there”

Part one of this video series showcases Air Nootka’s Scott Carlsen, who quit his software developer job for a life in the skies over Vancouver Island. By SeaWestNews With over 8,000 hours of flying time over Canada’s majestic West Coast,…

B.C. is a hotbed of innovation in aquaculture

“There is really nothing more important than the environment when it comes to fish farming,” – expert panel discussion at the BC Seafood Expo By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia is a hotbed of innovation in aquaculture, providing new technologies to…

Ancora’s Chef Ricardo Valverde – BC Seafood Festival

“As an advocate of responsible fishing practices, I am happy to support a festival, which among other things, celebrates seafood sustainability, and that includes responsible seafood practices.” Ancora’s executive chef, Ricardo Valverde’s, love of the culinary world started when he…

Alaska hatchery pink salmon imperil wild stocks

“Growth and survival in North American salmon stocks have been shown to be negatively affected by hatchery-produced pink salmon.” – peer-reviewed study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution “Canadian wild salmon have a long run to Alaska pastures and have…