• A year of chall...

    “The ocean is our answer to providing sustainable, safe and healthy food sources for generations to come.” By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews 2018 has been a year of challenges and opportunities for British Columbia’s sustainable salmon farming industry. “I think we are at an exciting juncture for the industry and we should not lose […]

    A new era for s...

    Deal protects wild salmon stocks, recognizes traditional First Nations rights and paves the way for future expansion of B.C.’s sustainable salmon farming industry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews An agreement between three First Nations and the B.C.government will set the stage for an orderly transition of 17 salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago and provide a pathway […]
  • First Nations c...

    Government committed to moving forward with aquaculture in a way that protects the oceans, and fish stocks, and creates thousands of jobs for middle class Canadians By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The value of Indigenous and local knowledge must be used to create a precedent-setting model for aquaculture risk-based decision-making in Canada, a new government report has […]

    Salmon farmers ...

    British Columbia’s salmon farming industry has a low carbon footprint, raises responsibly sourced food, and is committed to saving wild salmon for future generations. Commentary By John Paul Fraser Long ago, the late famed ocean conservationist Jacques Cousteau called on us to stop hunting the oceans and to start farming them. We are doing that […]
  • Just another “d...

    “The cleaning allows for optimum water flow through the nets, which increases the oxygen flow for the fish, which leads to optimum growth and higher survival rates,” Toynbee explained. By Gina Forsyth Ken Toynbee, RONC (Remote Operated Net Cleaner) pilot, is the skipper of the net washing vessel, the Wave Raker. The Wave Raker travels […]

    “If you build i...

    Poseidon Ocean Systems determined to put their coastal community of Campbell River on the global aquaculture map By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews As global leaders in aquaculture solutions and technology, Matt and Heather Clarke (pictured) who operate Poseidon Ocean Systems in Campbell River, B.C., believe that “if you build it they will come.” Doing just that […]
  • Feds announce a...

    BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will focus on salmon habitat protection and restoration By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Ottawa will contribute more than $100 million over the next six years for a British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today. The provincial funding […]

    Cooke Aquacultu...

    Cooke Aquaculture wins Private Business Growth Award for innovation and growth From left to right: Kevin Ladner, CEO and Executive Partner at Grant Thornton LLP; Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Aquaculture Inc.; and Perrin Beatty, President and CEO at The Canadian Chamber of Commerce. By SeaWestNews Cooke Aquaculture, a global seafood leader, has won the […]
  • Canada commits ...

    “Only by working together can we build a blue economy that is prosperous and sustainable, and leaves no one behind” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada has pledged tens of millions of dollars for sustainable growth that will build resilient coastal communities to underline its determination to be a leader in […]

    Do you know a s...

    Seafood Champion Awards look to honor individuals and organizations contributing in meaningful ways to advancing seafood sustainability By SeaWestNews Do you know a sustainable seafood champion? If you do, SeaWeb wants to know about their work to be considered for the 2019 Seafood Champion Awards. Nominations for the awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to sustainable […]
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