• Urban hangouts ...

    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 species hang out in the Metro Vancouver area.  “Our precious wild, Pacific salmon are constantly […]

    Why the herring...

    ‘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 salmon and southern resident killer whales. It speaks to the importance of these iconic species […]
  • Claims by anti-...

    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 Straight to correct misinformation spread by anti-fish farm activists By Jonathan Wilkinson We’re all familiar […]

    China’s mega sa...

    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 fresh seafood. The deep sea farm, about 130 nautical miles off the shore of Rizhao […]
  • Virus poses min...

    “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 the Piscine Orthoreovirus (PRV) poses minimal risk to Fraser River sockeye salmon, contrary to the […]

    Aquaculture Amb...

    “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 Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic activity and employs over 25,000 people. As one […]
  • A tale of confl...

    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 health of its oceans and strengthen the economic prosperity of Icelanders. The Icelandic Federation of […]

    Why Canadians n...

    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 with unsaturated fats. At a news conference today, Canada’s Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor […]
  • Aquaculture Amb...

    “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 Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic […]

    “It is clear th...

    “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 all familiar with the old sayings: “Better safe than sorry” and “An ounce of prevention […]
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