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Court rejects bid for judicial review of salmon farm closures

Ruling will not impact the future delivery of a responsible transition plan or the upcoming marine aquaculture licencing decision, states the BC Salmon Farmers Association. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A Federal…

The price of shutting down salmon farms in BC

BC salmon farm closures will trigger substantial economic disruptions, massive job losses and heighten the nation’s food insecurity, states a new report By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews…

Mega science review showcases the realities of salmon farming in BC

“We are going to take back what is being taken from us,” say First Nations as a scientific review showcases the realities of salmon farming…

Leonardo DiCaprio needs an education about salmon farming

BC’s salmon farmers and First Nations invite Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio to tour their operations after he repeats false information about salmon aquaculture. By Fabian…

First Nations call for nine-year renewal of salmon farming licences

“If Canada is going to walk the talk on true reconciliation, I think every Canadian would agree that the future of modern salmon farming in…

Why anti-salmon farming activists fear Canada’s new Fisheries Minister

“These activists are getting desperate…They want a minister, like the previous two, who will listen to their unfounded claims and ignore the peer-reviewed science about…

Former fisheries ministers accused of “unlawful conduct” in lawsuits

A series of lawsuits filed by salmon farmers and aquaculture support companies in British Columbia allege two former federal fisheries ministers engaged in “unlawful conduct.”…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with KIRSTYN HALLBERG

The passion I see in these people is nothing I have experienced before. Salmon farmers are people who live in nature, they love nature, and…

‘Imagination’ runs wild with bumper Pink Salmon returns

TV station removes aquaculture news segment that contained numerous false claims by an anti-salmon farming campaigner. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-salmon farming activists in British Columbia,…

THIS IS SALMON FARMING with MOHAMMED SHOAIB AHMED

“I’m really proud of our salmon farming practices because they have the lowest carbon footprint among all protein production methods, with emissions reduced by an…

Salmon prices soar as minister bows to anti-aquaculture activists

Why is Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray being allowed to ignore evidence-based and peer-reviewed government science advice on salmon aquaculture, ask Canada’s seafood farmers. By Fabian…

Canada’s aquaculture opportunity is unparalleled in the world

But the Liberal government is squandering the opportunity, all to get votes from anti-salmon farming activists, states the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance By Fabian Dawson…

BC salmon farm closures trigger record high prices

Price spikes are being driven by government decisions to reduce supply of BC’s farm-raised salmon, states the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA). By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews…

Salmon farmers want more time to develop transition plan

Future of aquaculture in the Discovery Islands should be part of Transition Plan for all of BC, say salmon farmers and First Nations By Fabian…

BC’s anti-salmon farming activist gets it wrong again

No link between wild salmon returns in British Columbia and active salmon farms By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s anti-fish farming activists are world-renowned for spreading…

Coalition opposes facilitator for salmon farming transition plans

“We cannot trust that an impartial process will occur as the First Nations Fisheries Council’s stance against salmon farming is well known,” say aquaculture-dependant indigenous…

Let us keep our salmon farms say First Nation leaders

Salmon aquaculture operations have brought us out of a dark era of depression, poverty, and suicides, say First Nation leaders in a series of poignant…

Why our world needs salmon farmers

For a world struggling with food insecurity, salmon aquaculture is a beacon of hope and opportunity – a chance for us to act locally and…

Commercial fishers in Alaska ‘plundering’ threatened B.C. salmon

Nearly 800,000 sockeye salmon were caught in Alaskan fishing districts just north of the border in 2021, and most of those fish would be headed…

Job losses mount over BC salmon farm closures

Workers at Vancouver Island salmon hatchery among the first casualties of the Discovery Islands’ decision, which is expected to kill 1,535 aquaculture-related jobs, mainly in…

Make a ‘pledge’ to know us urge BC salmon farmers

Activism and the spread of misinformation about salmon farming – clearly meant to divide and polarize communities – poses an imminent threat to family supporting…

Ocean farmers challenge dishonest diatribe of anti-aquaculture activists

“Aquaculture is the future, and if we do not allow it in Washington despite the best available science, it will nevertheless continue to grow everywhere…

Beyond the decision to close salmon farms in the Discovery Islands

MP and husband hold celebratory dinner as North Vancouver Island reacts to the closure of salmon farms in the Discovery Islands, that will likely kill…

Social licence trumps science in Discovery Islands’ salmon farming decision

But it does not mean First Nations have veto powers over salmon farming operations in their traditional territories, says Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries and…

Salmon farmers want your input for a better output

Public comment period launched for Canada’s first ever code-of-care for fish, that aims to help salmon farmers demonstrate high animal welfare standards at all times…

A September to remember for Grieg Seafood in BC

Multi-site certification, digital drive and the deployment of a $40-million specially designed ship highlight Grieg Seafood BC’s 20th anniversary By SeaWestNews Grieg Seafood has announced…

Salmon farmers relying less on wild fish for feed

Salmon farmers make good progress to reduce their reliance on wild-caught fish in the feed they use, states a new report By SeaWestNews Atlantic salmon…

Grieg Seafood BC gets a high five overcoming COVID-19 challenges

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in British Columbia, Greig Seafood BC becomes only the   second salmon farmer in the world to achieve ASC’s multi-site certification  By…

Canada’s Fisheries Minister clarifies her B.C. aquaculture mandate

“The mandate letter is clear that I have to come up with a plan by 2025 and that’s what I will be doing,” – Minister…

Why aquaculture needs a science-led democracy

“If campaigns against salmon farming were based on facts, I wouldn’t be writing this article.” CommentaryBy Ian Roberts As activists continue to sidestep the democratic…