• Moving the salm...

    New executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association plans to change the narrative around the “misunderstood industry” of salmon farming By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Growing up in BC, John Paul Fraser (pictured) was never far from the ocean and his love for salmon. As B.C.’s deputy minister responsible for Government Communications […]

    Woman In Aquacu...

    Traditionally, historically, women have been responsible for feeding their families and communities, therefore it is a quite a natural leap for women to be involved in aquaculture, which gives them the opportunity to feed more families in a sustainable manner. By Samantha McLeod “According to the latest State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report, nearly 60 […]
  • Orcalab spouts ...

    For anyone to exploit the recent death of a baby Orca is unconscionable – Pacific Salmon Foundation By SeaWestNews Taking the cue from an American organization, which was recently labelled “unethical”, orca researcher, Paul Spong, is claiming that a baby whale’s death in July could be connected to open-net salmon farming on the B.C. coast. […]

    ‘Aquaculture on...

    I’m as invested as anyone else in ensuring there’s wild salmon in the future, and I would argue that aquaculture’s probably one of the best ways of doing that.” – Dr. Zac Waddington, lead veterinarian in aquaculture for Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) Pacific region. By HenryTye Glazebrook If you’re looking to feed […]
  •  Buffer zone to...

    “Given the evidence of the intimidation being carried out against Marine Harvest’s employees by the defendants, there is a necessity to have a buffer zone,” Justice Maisonville, BC Supreme Court By SeaWestNews The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Marine Harvest’s application for an injunction to prohibit activists from occupying buildings on Swanson Island or […]

    Marine Harvest ...

    Marine Harvest is a finalist for having the most outstanding HR team of the year By SeaWestNews Marine Harvest’s Human Resources team has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious Canadian HR Award. This award recognizes the most outstanding HR team of the year, in an organization with 500 employees or more in Canada. […]
  • Farmed seafood ...

    A look at some of what is happening in the world of aquaculture By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The United Nations says that aquaculture (Farmed Seafood) continues to grow faster than any other major food production sector in the world as it helps boost the economies of coastal communities and put affordable protein on the table. […]

    Sea Shepherd “u...

    Pacific Salmon Foundation shoots down Sea Shepherd’s claim while taking aim at critics of a study it supports. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has fired a broadside at the American eco-militant group, Sea Shepherd, calling it “unethical” for its attempt to link the recent death of a baby Orca whale to […]
  • Stable coastal ...

    Evidence of British Columbia’s success as a world leader in salmon farming is found all around, in the social fabric of coastal communities reborn thanks to the industry, says veterinarian and former salmon farmer Brad Hicks. By Paula Arab “We’re already into second-generation farmers in B.C. and lots of them,” says Hicks, a co-owner of […]

    Funding Availab...

    Sea Pact project funding available for innovative aquaculture projects By SeaWestNews Sea Pact, an innovative alliance of seafood industry leaders, has announced the opening of their seventh annual project funding cycle with a new process commencing with an initial Request for Letters of Interest (LOIs). Sea Pact is a group of leading North American seafood […]
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