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Minister urged to steer aquaculture transition with balanced approach

Aquaculture technology companies call on Fisheries Minister Diane Lebouthillier for a “balanced approach” in the transition of BC’s salmon farming industry. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canadian…

Aquaculture transition plan is an opportunity for BC’s salmon farmers

“My vision is for a future where local communities, First Nations, wild salmon and aquaculture are all thriving.” – Jennifer Woodland, Chair of the BC…

Aquaculture workers fight back against fish farm ban

Show us the science that is killing our jobs demand Washington State’s fish farm workers in a new aquaculture advocacy campaign By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture…

First Nations assert traditional rights to farm salmon

Aquaculture-dependent First Nations in BC set to defy government agenda to remove salmon farms from their traditional territories By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews  Aquaculture dependent First Nations  …

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…

America forges ahead with aquaculture while Canada dithers

New aquaculture legislation tabled in the US Senate aims to spur economic growth while conserving ocean environments By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews America is ramping up offshore…

Fishy fear mongering dominates new anti-salmon farm campaign

“Our salmon production is totally dependent upon a healthy ocean environment and we are on the seas constantly monitoring the waters we work in…not in…

An open letter to election candidates from BC’s salmon farmers

“With certainty and a secure future, BC’s aquaculture sector could invest an additional $1.4 billion in innovation and create nearly 10,000 new full-time jobs by…

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…

Net gains from aquaculture for First Nations businesses

“In the past 20 years I’ve advocated for aquaculture and believed in it even when others spoke down to it” – Richard Harry, a member…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Michelle Franze

“Buying and consuming sustainably farmed salmon is one of the best ways to save our wild salmon” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth…

Ancient First Nations tongues support aquaculture science

The ancient tongues of many BC First Nations support scientific conclusions that state wild salmon returns vary on cycles and have nothing to do with…

From farm to fame with Culinary Team B.C.

Inspired by the harvests of B.C.’s land and sea, a group of dynamic chefs will be cooking for gold at the World Culinary Olympics in…

Getting a grip on UNDRIP and what it means for British Columbia

Event in Vancouver will look at how First Nations are succeeding in business relations with companies in the energy, mining, aquaculture, and forestry sectors By…

Salmon farmers propel B.C. to a banner year for agriculture

Consistently ranked as the 4th largest farmed Atlantic salmon producer in the world, farmed salmon continues to be B.C.’s most valuable seafood export By SeaWestNews…

Fur set to fly at Nanaimo open house

FurCanada’s open house will kickstart campaigns for a seal, sea lion and sea otter commercial fishery in British Columbia. By SeaWestNews The fur is set…

Canada embraces aquaculture globally while choking it at home

Why are we funding sustainable aquaculture initiatives overseas while trying to kill it in British Columbia? Commentary By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture is a cornerstone of…

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…

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…

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…

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…

‘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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…