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Liberal election platform betrayal will destroy our livelihoods in the aquaculture industry

“If implemented, this campaign-promise means shutting down our aquaculture industry and throwing 7,000 British Columbians out of work, including us.” CommentaryBy Brad Rempel, Kenny Leslie and John Relyea-Voss The federal Liberals launched a surprise election promise recently to get salmon…

A shark fin coup for Canada

Modernised Fisheries Act bans shark finning and the import and export of fins that are not attached to the shark By SeaWestNews Canada has modernised its Fisheries Act to ban the practice of shark finning and the import and export…

A new approach for aquaculture in B.C.

“A sustainable aquaculture sector will provide safe, high-quality Canadian products to markets here at home and around the world.” By Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Wild Pacific salmon are incredibly important to the people of…

Salmon farmers embrace new PRV testing rules

New PRV testing policy will only apply to aquaculture industry for now as government begins consultation on the transfer of live fish into the ocean environment. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Fish farm hatcheries in British Columbia will have to test for…

‘A unique opportunity to learn about BC seafood’

The BC Seafood Expo and Festival provides B.C. companies the opportunity to promote their products to an international audience and generate export leads – George Chow, Minister of State for Trade. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews British Columbia’s reputation as a world…

Choctaw Nation in search of partners at BC Seafood Expo

The BC Seafood Expo is one of the largest seafood industry trade shows in the Pacific Northwest. By SeaWestNews The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, one of America’s most successful Native Tribes, is heading to the 2019 B.C. Seafood Expo in…

Broad range of interest for new B.C. salmon fund

Newly-minted British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund has received 192 applications. By SeaWestNews The newly-minted British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund has received 192 applications to support the protection of wild fisheries and enhance sustainability in the seafood…

Sea lice “game-changer” ship arrives in British Columbia

Mowi’s $35 million Aqua Tromoy will revolutionise treatment of sea lice in British Columbia’s waters By SeaWestNews The largest and most technologically advanced ship to ever serve the Canadian aquaculture industry is now in B.C. waters to revolutionise the treatment…

Sweeping closures in British Columbia for 2019 fishing season

New measures will be economically devastating for coastal communities and sports fishing industry By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Declaring it is time for bold action, the government today announced sweeping fishery closures across British Columbia to reverse the drastic decline of the…

2019 BC Seafood Festival – June 7-16, 2019

Announcing the 13th Annual B.C. Seafood Festival from June 7-16, 2019 in the Beautiful Comox Valley, Vancouver Island Commencing April 12th, the Limited Release Day-Pass or Weekend Pass for the Signature Weekend (June 15 and 16) will be available for…

Cermaq eyes Nova Scotia for new salmon farms

“We are coming to Nova Scotia with open minds, hearts and ears; looking for guidance, local knowledge and history.” By SeaWestNews British Columbia-based Cermaq, Canada’s second largest salmon farming company, is looking to expand its operations in Nova Scotia. The…

Urban hangouts for salmon in the city

Urban Salmon Project was a three-year effort to document where B.C.’s iconic species hang out in the Metro Vancouver area. By SeaWestNews Drawn by a passion for salmon, international biologist, photographer and storyteller Fernando Lessa has documented where B.C.’s iconic…

Why the herring fishery was allowed in BC this year

‘Majority of the herring are left in the water for our chinook and our southern resident killer whales to eat.’ Guest CommentaryBy Jonathan Wilkinson Our ocean is a complex ecosystem, and Pacific herring are a vital food source for chinook…

Claims by anti-fish farms activist not true says minister

Having more constructive discussions about aquaculture will require that we are forthright in our use of information, says Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson in an op-ed By SeaWestNews This op-ed by Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson was originally published in the Georgia…

China’s mega salmon farm can fit seven Stanley Parks

Mega-salmon farm in the cold waters of the Yellow Sea to feed China’s growing appetite for fresh seafood. By SeaWestNews China will launch a mega-salmon farm in the cold waters of the Yellow Sea to feed its growing appetite for…

Virus poses minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon

“Unfortunately, some Canadian government non-medical researchers aligned with US and Canadian activists are attempting to make this mostly innocuous virus the scourge of the seven seas.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) science panel has concluded that…

Aquaculture Ambassador: Wesley Chase

“After taking a few courses on aquaculture and integrated farming, I started to really grasp the potential of a meaningful and enjoyable career in the aquaculture sector,” Wesley Chase, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in…

A tale of conflict and collaboration in aquaculture

As Iceland moves to bring wild fishers and fish farmers together, a conflict looms between the two sides in America. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Iceland’s fish farmers have joined forces with the country’s deep sea fishers to address threats to the…

Why Canadians need to eat more seafood

Canada’s new Food Guide recognizes the health benefits of eating fish and seafood By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s new Food Guide to support healthy dietary choices and practices wants you to substitute protein sources containing saturated fats in favour of those…

Aquaculture Ambassador: Kathleen Allen 

“Part of the reason I like aquaculture is because we are not an industry that gets to rest on our laurels. We have engaged stakeholders and communities who push us to do better every day,” Kathleen Allen, Council of Emerging…

“It is clear the world needs aquaculture.”

“Currently, over 90% of the planet’s wild fish stocks are being either fished to the legal maximum or overfished. It is clear the world needs aquaculture.” A note from Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard We’re…

Aquaculture, a key driver for global food revolution – Lancet

“Future expansion of seafood should come from aquaculture, which is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world” – Eat-Lancet commission report By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Global aquaculture production, if expanded sustainably, will be crucial for a radical…

Observations of a river snorkeler

“The power of the fish, of the river, it’s an awesome encounter’ – Chris Walling By SeaWestNews Chris Walling of Vancouver Island has a strong understanding of the importance of wild salmon, and firmly believes that a responsible and successful…

New program to groom seafood industry leaders

New program to groom seafood industry leaders Fisheries Council of Canada aims to develop emerging leaders in wild-capture and aquaculture industries By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) has launched a program to develop emerging leaders in the…

Aquaculture Ambassador: John B. Relyea-Voss

“We are going to be working towards sharing information, experiences and stories of the new and exciting things happening within the aquaculture industry in British Columbia,” John B. Relyea-Voss, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in…

Generation “Yum” wants to know about what they are eating

More millennials are connecting to people, places and practices that raise our livestock, vegetables and seafood, a new survey has found. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews More and more young people are connecting to the people, places and practices that raise our…

Aquaculture Ambassador : Emily Warren

‘Overfishing and population growth are major threats to the health of the oceans and my personal opinion is that aquaculture is part of the solution’ – Emily Warren, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada…

Opening up minds about aquaculture in 2019

New Pacific Northwest alliance and a slew of initiatives will show how aquaculture will help combat climate change, over-fishing, and loss of habitat. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Opening up minds will be the key challenge for the aquaculture industry in Canada…

Jaimie’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Pesto Vegetables

Today’s recipe is Crispy Skin Salmon, cooked to perfection. With homemade Pesto, Sprouting Broccoli, French Beans and New Potatoes. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is an ongoing campaign to improve the health and happiness of future generations through the food we…

Aquaculture Ambassador: R.J. Taylor

“We need to find new ways to show Canadians just how kick-ass and caring we are as an industry.” – Raymond J. Taylor, co‐owner, Cedar Crest Trout Farms. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic…