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Indian native proud to be a salmon farmer

“I’m proud to be a salmon farmer. I take pride in my job” By Gina Forsyth Although Pavan Padavala, Assistant Manager of Midsummer Island, has been with Marine Harvest for a relatively short time, he has already made a positive…

Salmon Farm Tour

Would you go on a Salmon Farm tour if you could? BC salmon farmers will welcome you on one of their beautiful farms on the ocean. Tour dates for 2018 will be posted soon. “The BC Salmon Farmers Association invites…

 Aquaculture is the wave of the future for World Champion surfer

10-time world champion paddler and surfer, Jamie Mitchell, in film to showcase sustainable fish farming. Aquaculture is sustainable. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Legendary champion paddler and surfer Jamie Mitchell (pictured) has begun to tell the world that sustainable aquaculture is…

Canada’s fish and seafood exports strong and growing

The value of Canada’s fish and seafood exports continued trending upward in 2017 with $6.9 billion in exports just last year. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Once again this year, Canada has a significant presence at the Seafood Expo North America…

BBQ Farm-Fresh Salmon, one-pan and two-steps.

Spring seems to dragging its tail this year and we cannot wait to fire up the grill. To tide us over until warmer weather, here is a quick and easy recipe for farm-fresh salmon BBQ, on a bun. Green Onions…

Wild vs Farmed Salmon is not a dilemma

Now that I live in Vancouver, there are certain culinary matters that I am required to have an opinion on. Gluten, fermentation, GMOs, wild vs farmed salmon, for examples. By Taz Bacchus SeaWestNews Our responsibility as consumers is to always…

Why BC salmon farmers don’t want a debate with an activist

Alexandra Morton’s attempt to get a public debate about BC salmon farming, with BC salmon farmers, does not deserve the attention she craves, states grassroots group, BC Aquaculture Awareness By BC Aquaculture Awareness Dear Alexandra Morton, You have recently publicly challenged a…

2,000 SupremeSalmon restaurants planned for China and Taiwan

Marine Harvest, the world’s biggest fish-farmer, outlines massive expansion plan for its SupremeSalmon By Fabian Dawson Seawestnews Marine Harvest, the world’s biggest fish-farmer, plans to open 2,000 all-salmon restaurants in China and Taiwan in the coming years, targeting turnovers of…

Sustainability is an Important factor to consider

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important factors to consider when buying any of our food, but specifically in this case our salmon. By Ana Roman SeaWestNews According to a recent article by the BBC, “… more than 55%…

Vancouver Island Good, where the living is food

New campaign to showcase food, fish and everything else grown or made on Vancouver Island By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the strength of the local food economy….

It’s in aquaculture’s best interest to protect the ocean

Letter:   “If people wish to continue consuming the healthy proteins and omega oils found in salmon, the reality is that those salmon will have to be farmed, and farmed in the ocean, in their natural environment”  Dylan Hynes Sustainable aquaculture…

Crime Stoppers and BC Salmon Farmers launch unique environmental tip line in B.C.

BC Salmon Farmers first group to step up to the plate as Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers initiates unique partnership to fight poaching and pollution By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews.com The proliferation of environmental crimes locally and globally has prompted Crime Stoppers…

Canada reacts to Washington’s ban on Atlantic salmon farming

Canada remains committed to science and evidence-based decision making, not emotion, on future of Atlantic salmon farming. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Government of Canada is committed to science and evidence-based decision making when it comes to the future of…

 Letter from top US seafood scientists about salmon farming

Don’t make decisions about salmon farming in “a climate fueled by fear and propaganda” warn top scientists in Washington. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE: As representatives of the scientific community, we are alarmed that the Washington state…

Why Germans prefer farmed salmon

Farmed salmon trumps wild in German taste test When it comes to the German palate, farmed salmon tastes better than wild salmon. Undercurrentnews.com, based in London, reports that the German charity Warentest has investigated and concluded: in the taste test,…

Black Soldier Fly on a new mission for salmon farms

David Suzuki’s insect-feed brainchild will help make salmon farming more sustainable but he is bugged about it. By Fabian Dawson The short and unremarkable life of the Black Soldier Fly involves nothing more than mating and laying eggs. It does…

Washington lawmakers’ must vote against fish farm ban

Ban will be an be an embarrassment to the state’s reputation globally says former state senator as he debunks myths circulated by fish farm opponents By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews.com Washington-based fish farmers are calling on their lawmakers to vote down…

Salmon farming through the eyes of Deja Coupe

A salmo farming morning with Deja. “Connecting with what we are doing hands on is a very magical experience.” Meet Deja Coupe, Assistant production Data Analyst at Cermaq Canada. Watch the video below for more insight into fish farming in…

BC salmon and shellfish are Made In Canada products

Did you know that the second largest seafood consumption is farmed salmon? Members of BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) grows the world’s most desired fish. Salmon raising, from inception to consumption, follows the same process as shellfish – spawned from…

Fish farming industry nurtures Michelle Atleo

BC fish farming creates schooling and jobs in the rural communities big cities forget about. Nellie is proud of her job and where the salmon aquaculture industry is going. She is instrumental in helping new staff get adjusted, in guiding…

The sense in growing fish on an ocean farm

Meet Greg Foreman, site manager for two of Cermaq Canada’s fish farms. Greg starts his mornings with one important factor – his job puts a smile on his face every single day. The work day starts with checking the water…

Fish farming regulations are stringent in BC, Canada

Bad salmon farming practices in a different country must not affect our stringently regulated fish farming industry. “VANCOUVER—A Washington senator says he wants to see British Columbia join the state in phasing out ocean-based Atlantic salmon farms when the province…

3 billion people rely on seafood to survive

“Approximately three billion people in the world rely on both wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein.”  WWF Sustainable Seafood (link below) Here in British Columbia our aquaculture industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the…

Scientist refutes WFC claims regarding farmed salmon

Washington state scientist refutes NGO claims farmed fish affects native fish populations Genetic specialist says the Wild Fish Conservancy has ‘misused scientific literature to exaggerate risks.’, reports intrafish.com The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is refuting claims made by the…

World waking up to British Columbia Seafood

British Columbia continues to use safe and healthy farming practices to assist nature in staying ahead of the snowballing requests for seafood today. By Seawest News British Columbians know all about the bounty from their seas and are passionately protective…

Fresh Fest showcases ample bounty of BC’s oceans

As one of the signature events for the annual BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, Fresh Fest features unique culinary creations that showcase seafood sustainably raised in B.C., The 2017 event at the Coastal Black Winery – an award winning 600…

Millions of Atlantic salmon introduced to B.C. streams since 1905

More than eight million Atlantic salmon have been intentionally released into B.C. rivers and lakes, beginning more than a century ago. But history has shown that Atlantic salmon don’t feed well in the Pacific and have never established spawning populations…

Premier Horgan fumbles fish farm file

Neither Popham nor Horgan demonstrated a detailed understanding of the Cohen Commission’s findings. Their grasp of the issue seemed similar to most people who have seen a long parade of media reports featuring shock-photographer Alexandra Morton and celebrity activists. https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/fletcher-premier-horgan-fumbles-fish-farm-file/

Geoducks: unique B.C. clams a booming business

Geoducks are a $45 million dollar a year business and only so many of the clams can be harvested each year. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/geoducks-unique-b-c-clams-a-booming-business-1.4122268

Seafood buyers and BC’s amazing bounty from the sea

Dozens of international seafood buyers – mostly from Asia – flocked to the picturesque Comox Valley in British Columbia to mix business with pleasure. Their primary purpose was to place orders for BC farmed Atlantic salmon, oysters, clams, mussels, geoduck,…

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