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The science of uncertainty dogs the salmon farming debate

Both sides in the salmon farming debate recognize that there are gaps in research, studies and investigations but they disagree on what to do about it. The debate around fish farming in Canada has for the most part pit economics…

Canadian plastic challenge aims to clean up our oceans

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is looking for Made in Canada innovations from small businesses that will protect our marine environment and wildlife Do you have an idea that can help clean up our oceans? If you do, the Government of…

Salmon processing plant in Surrey smells of success

The diverse workforce at Marine Harvest’s salmon processing plant showcases a fresh take on rural farming creating urban opportunities By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Ramandeep Singh Sekhon wrinkled his nose when told about a job at the fish…

A new name to reflect aquaculture pioneers

Aquaculture giant Marine Harvest changes name to MOWI and plans global rebranding exercise Marine Harvest, the world’s leading seafood company is changing its company name to MOWI to reflect aquaculture pioneers who founded the company more than 50 years ago….

Farmed or wild, salmon can help kids with asthma

Australian-Greek clinical study says fish which are rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids can reduce asthma symptoms in children By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A clinical trial led by La Trobe University in Australia has shown eating fish such as…

The aquaculture industry has a positive story to tell, but…

campaigns that oversimplify complex fish farming issues have left British Columbians in a fog of competing politicized agendas, contested science and misinformation, says a new study. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Campaigns by environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) that oversimplify complex aquaculture issues…

Celebrate Deepavali with this Salmon Curry

Deepavali (Diwali) symbolises the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. Considered one of the most popular festival of Hinduism, this festival is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs living around the globe. This…

Hawaii says Aloha! to marine aquaculture

Partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture The University of Hawaiʻi and state agencies have formed a partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture and to capitalize on the commercial opportunities available worldwide. The partners are…

Turning the tide in Asia with aquaculture

Southeast Asia Fisheries and Aquaculture Initiative, is helping drive sustainable seafood production in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar By John F. Kerry and Julie Packard Tip O’Neill said, “All politics is local.” It is just as applicable to…

Q&A with Dr. Diane Morrison of Marine Harvest Canada

Sharing science, caring about wild salmon and tech innovation drives veteran fish health expert, Dr. Diane Morrison, in her new role as managing director of Marine Harvest Canada West. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews As the new Managing Director of Marine…

Aquaculture a key theme at Blue Economy summit

Over 4,000 participants expected at Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya that is co-hosted by Canada and Japan By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Over 4,000 participants from around the world will come together in Kenya next month for the Sustainable Blue…

Broiled Salmon with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

This Broiled Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes, by Chef Barton Seaver, is simple to make, and incredibly delicious. “Farmed seafood is an essential part of healthy diets and a healthy planet. Participating in the resilience of our communities and ecosystems is…

Farming salmon to save wild fish in B.C.

“We’re preserving wild stocks by serving fresh, farm raised salmon grown right here in B.C.” – Walter Schoenfelder, sport-fishing guide and lodge owner By Walter Schoenfelder As a sport-fishing guide and lodge owner who has spent a lifetime on the…

‘Island Good’ set to become ‘island better’

“There is lots of heart and soul in what goes into growing food on Vancouver Island… you grew up here…so why not eat what is grown on the island” – John Paul Fraser, executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers…

Summit to showcase Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island ’s economic prowess and potential go on display at summit in Nanaimo By SeaWestNews From aquaculture to cannabis to Indigenous tourism, Vancouver Island’s economic prowess and potential will be showcased this week at a summit to be held…

Caribbean Split Pea Soup with Salmon & Canna-Pumpkin Puree

In conjunction with the legalisation of cannabis in Canada, SeaWestNews brings you this Caribbean Split Pea Soup with Salmon & Canna-Pumpkin Puree NOTES ON COOKING WITH CANNABIS FROM SEAWESTNEWS TEST KITCHEN Fall is when the goodness of nature is harvested….

Scientists go fishing for salmon answers

B.C. salmon farmers among the first to step up and sponsor a $1.2-million Gulf of Alaska science expedition. By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Every winter, much of the world’s salmon congregates in the Gulf of Alaska. It is…

Ocean to Table video series demystifies farmed seafood

Ocean to Table: stories of farming, food, and conservation BY: Aquarium Of the Pacific The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program, NOAA’s University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant, and partners have released a new video…

Sea change coming for aquaculture in Canada

Federal and B.C. governments outline road map for the future of the aquaculture industry as International Year of the Salmon kicks off By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada will adopt an area-based management approach to aquaculture that would include identifying appropriate…

Shelter Point Sunshine-Glazed Salmon

Sunshine and sea air are the unofficial ingredients of both the fresh farm raised salmon, and the Shelter Point Sunshine Liqueur, which are all grown on Vancouver’s North Island. The symbiotic relationship between the two main ingredients created a dish…

Salmon sleuths on the hunt for “likely suspects”

The International Year of the Salmon aims to bring people together to share and develop knowledge more effectively, raise awareness and take action The International Year of the Salmon (IYS), which launches in Vancouver tomorrow, will involve an exhaustive hunt…

“I know that what we do is the right thing.”

A love for real science and real experiences underlines Kenny Leslie’s advocacy for salmon farming Kenny Leslie thrives on real science and real experiences to drive his passion for salmon farming in B.C. A graduate of Environmental and Sustainability Studies,…

Top fish health expert to helm Marine Harvest Canada West

“I am excited to share my experience and build a sustainable future together for our local communities” – Dr. Diane Morrison, M.D. – Marine Harvest Canada One of Canada’s top experts on the health of salmon has been appointed as the…

 Salmon Farming Industry in BC: farmed and prosperous

10 facts you need to know about British Columbia’s salmon farming industry A Small Footprint B.C. salmon farms contribute over $1.5 billion annually into B.C.’s economy and only occupy 0.05% of the entire B.C. coast. All Atlantic salmon farms in…

  Noted and Quoted at Seafood West 2018

Aquaculture summit, Seafood West 2018, in the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ was all about working together to protect wild fish By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Some of the world’s top chefs, fisheries scientists, First Nations leaders, fish farmers and local…

BCSFA and Brown’s Bay Packing Company

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA )is dedicated to driving communication and cooperation within the salmon farming sector, and is the link between the industry and government. BCSFA’s members are an important part of keeping British Columbia’s local coastal economy strong…

Federal Aquaculture Act – Aquaculture’s net gains unite rivals in US

New joint Democrat-Republican bill to support American coastal communities reflects calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada When it comes to aquaculture, politicians often have opposing views. But that’s not the case for US Congressional Representatives Steven Palazzo, a Mississippi…

First Nations communities benefit from aquaculture

New government report pushes for a Federal Aquaculture Act while calling for increased funding for Indigenous fish farming initiatives. First Nations communities are in a unique position to benefit from, and contribute to sustainable aquaculture development in Canada, says a new…

Canada launches PRV science review

PRV Assessment will support decision making on sustainable aquaculture and aquatic animal health in Canada The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has launched a science review to assess risks associated with Piscine Orthoreovirus, also known as Piscine Reovirus, (PRV) transfer…

Campbell River – Chefs and scientists gather for aquaculture summit

Campbell River – The Salmon Capital of the World – will host Seafood West to celebrate and discuss the latest advancements in aquaculture. By Samantha McLeod Some of the world’s top fisheries scientists and chefs will gather in the Western…