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Fishy fear mongering dominates new anti-salmon farm campaign

“Our salmon production is totally dependent upon a healthy ocean environment and we are on the seas constantly monitoring the waters we work in…not in some downtown Vancouver office creating fear mongering propaganda so that the activists can get a…

Aquaculture propels First Nations, tribal communities towards ‘self-reliance’

New video shows the value of aquaculture for the environment and economic growth of  tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest By SeaWestNews Tribal communities across the Pacific Northwest are diversifying into aquaculture to provide economic opportunities and food security for…

Documentaries vs ‘Shockumentaries’ in the world of aquaculture

Misleading claims, erroneous statistics and out-of-context interviews dominate ‘Shockumentaries’ that pedal falsehoods about aquaculture, especially salmon farming. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Documentary filmmakers are creative artists for whom ethical behaviour is at the core of their projects. Their primary relationship with…

What Canada’s next Fisheries Minister needs to do about aquaculture

Canada’s next Fisheries Minister, the fifth in just six years, needs to think outside the box for the sustainable growth of aquaculture By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s next Fisheries Minister needs to think outside the box and challenge the status quo…

Aquaculture key to meet food demand, says UN

Aquaculture is vital for feeding the world’s expanding population states the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews As Canada dithers over the future of its aquaculture industry, the United Nations is calling on countries…

Seafood farmers, agri-food producers unite for UN Summit

Canada’s seafood farmers, ranchers and agri-food producers pledge to develop food systems that serve people and planet as world leaders meet at historic UN Food Systems Summit By SeaWestNews Canada’s seafood farmers, ranchers and agri-food producers have pledge to stand…

Aquaculture leaders honour fish farming pioneer Dan Swecker

Former Washington state senator and war hero championed aquaculture as a job creator and as a way to produce local seafood that people could afford By SeaWestNews Dan Swecker, a former Washington state senator and war hero, is being remembered…

Party leaders ignore hot air from anti-aquaculture activists

An open invitation to party leaders to address the whopping increase in Greenhouse gas Emissions and other environmental challenges that will come from moving ocean-based aquaculture in BC to land-based operations. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews In this federal election that nobody…

An open letter to election candidates from BC’s salmon farmers

“With certainty and a secure future, BC’s aquaculture sector could invest an additional $1.4 billion in innovation and create nearly 10,000 new full-time jobs by 2050” – states an open letter from BC’s salmon farmers to election candidates Dear Candidate,…

Activists dish out $100,000 for anti-aquaculture election campaign

As land-based salmon farmers around the world face a financial bloodbath, activists push federal election candidates to support the immediate transition of maritime aquaculture operations in BC to onshore tanks. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Activists opposed to growing salmon in ocean-based…

Atlantic Sapphire’s aquaculture woes is a cautionary tale

Financial woes and setbacks at Atlantic Sapphire, the largest global onshore aquaculture company in the world, show the technology to replace ocean-based salmon farms to land based operations on a large scale is years away. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Atlantic Sapphire,…

Aquaculture, fisheries giants recognised as drivers of BC’s economy

Dr. Diane Morrison ,managing director of Mowi Canada West, shares honours with five other leaders of BC’s aquaculture and fisheries industry By SeaWestNews The giants of aquaculture and fisheries on Canada’s West Coast have been recognised as being among the…

Net gains from aquaculture for First Nations businesses

“In the past 20 years I’ve advocated for aquaculture and believed in it even when others spoke down to it” – Richard Harry, a member of the Homalco First Nation. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Life for Richard Harry, a member of…

Anti-salmon farm activists reap fruit from falsehoods

A new poll reveals that the falsehoods about salmon farming, precipitated by well-funded campaigns to destroy BC’s most valuable seafood export, has taken hold in the province. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews “It used to be, everyone was entitled to their own…

Aquaculture will give America climate-friendly food security

“Aquaculture can help us to produce the additional food that we need, with a smaller carbon footprint, less consumption of fresh water, and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases,” – US Congressional briefing By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews America needs to look at…

UBC study debunks claims by anti-salmon farming activists

Apocalyptic fearmongering by anti-salmon farming activists dismantled by new scientific study By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A new scientific study has dismantled the bogus claims by anti-aquaculture activists, that the piscine reovirus (PRV) is a salmon killer and will devastate the iconic…

Minister abandons science, salmon, First Nations, for votes

“If this was an industry other than salmon aquaculture, there would be an inquiry into the minister’s actions.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan keeps insisting she has full confidence in her scientists and the people who work…

Aquaculture main driver of fish production globally

Maintaining aquaculture growth will require responsive and effective governance states UN food agency and the OECD By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture is expected to be the main driver for the increase of fish production globally, according to a new report by…

Food Insecurity is a reality in BC yet we pretend not to see it

We need to spread awareness of the good food being grown in BC, of the massive opportunities available to us right now…before it is too late. CommentarySamantha McLeod Over the last few decades our relationship with food has been rapidly…

Aquaculture science and “social acceptability” according to Bernadette Jordan

Canada’s Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan distances herself from anti-salmon farm activist but her words ring hollow to First Nations and the coastal communities in BC, that depend on aquaculture. CommentaryBy Fabian Dawson Depending on which month it is, Canada’s Fisheries…

Aquaculture in Canada: a tale of two coasts

Need for Canada to have a consistent regulatory framework for the aquaculture sector on full display By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The need for Canada to have a consistent regulatory framework for the aquaculture sector is on full display with the East…

UBC salmon virus study challenged by global experts

A week after grabbing headlines with their sensational claims to bolster anti-salmon farming activism in Canada, researchers who claimed that the PRV virus spread from aquaculture operations into wild fish, have gone silent. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Globally renowned fisheries experts…

Poseidon making waves for salmon aquaculture in Scotland

Award winning technology from BC aquaculture company will protect Scottish salmon from potentially harmful plankton By SeaWestNews Aquaculture technology company, Poseidon Ocean Systems is all set to make waves in Oban, the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland’. Scottish Sea Farms, one…

“Let’s get the facts right about aquaculture Mr. Risley”

Former wild seafood mogul John Risley spouts false claims about aquaculture By Susan Farquharson Here’s an old adage that does not need an update: Everyone is entitled to their own opinions. Atlantic Canada’s salmon farming sector will not sit idly…

Remembering Kurt Grinnell, the Native American aquaculture leader

“He was a storyteller, who could bring alive the stories about ancestral life, including the importance of aquaculture, which was part of the Salish people since at least 1400 A.D.”  By SeaWestNews The seafood farming community will establish a youth…

Activists correct their fishy science about salmon virus

Correction follows a series of alarmist claims by activists, who have been trotting out fishy science, to attack BC salmon farmers. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A group of anti-salmon farm activists in BC have quietly corrected their study which suggested wild…

Trudeau faces aquaculture conundrum with Green New Deal

When it comes to aquaculture, especially salmon farming, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is speaking out of both sides of his mouth with a Green New Deal CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is gearing up for an election with…

What Canada’s Blue Economy means to fishers and seafood farmers

New video series to highlight the benefits of the Blue Economy features 10 Canadian voices from the seafood industry By SeaWestNews The Fisheries Council of Canada and the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance have created a video series to highlight the…

BC fisheries, aquaculture projects get clean tech boost

Over $5.4 million set aside for 36 fisheries and aquaculture projects to boost clean economic growth in British Columbia’s seafood industry By SeaWestNews Thirty six fisheries and aquaculture projects will get over $5.4 million in government funds to boost clean…

Ignorance spurs bullying in BC’s aquaculture industry

Why are those with the least knowledge of aquaculture making the most noise about salmon farms and bullying women in the industry? CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The old adage that empty vessels make the most noise seems to be a cherished…