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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

“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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

A team that gives to food banks together, stays together

By SeaWestNews  It was heartwarming to see our product on the shelves of the food bank freezers, ready to go out to support households in…

Feds pump cash to support jobs in BC’s coastal communities

Funding will also assist in ensuring enhanced protection of marine environment By SeaWestNews The federal government is pumping over a million dollars into 15-BC based…

A year of challenges and opportunities in aquaculture

“The ocean is our answer to providing sustainable, safe and healthy food sources for generations to come.” By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews 2018 has…

A new era for salmon farming in British Columbia

Deal protects wild salmon stocks, recognizes traditional First Nations rights and paves the way for future expansion of B.C.’s sustainable salmon farming industry By Fabian…

First Nations crucial in Canada’s new approach to aquaculture

Government committed to moving forward with aquaculture in a way that protects the oceans, and fish stocks, and creates thousands of jobs for middle class…

Salmon farmers carbon footprint

British Columbia’s salmon farming industry has a low carbon footprint, raises responsibly sourced food, and is committed to saving wild salmon for future generations. Commentary…

Just another “day at the office” with Ken Toynbee

“The cleaning allows for optimum water flow through the nets, which increases the oxygen flow for the fish, which leads to optimum growth and higher…

Canada to move ahead with a Federal Aquaculture Act

Canada remains the world’s only major farmed seafood producing country without modern national legislation specifically designed to govern a responsible and sustainable aquaculture industry By…

Chef Han is a Master of Korean Cuisine

Chef Han, Kosoo Restaurant + Raw Bar, incorporates British Columbia’s fresh ingredients and the pure goodness of Mediterranean influences to infuse his unique West Coast…

“If you build it they will come.”

Poseidon Ocean Systems determined to put their coastal community of Campbell River on the global aquaculture map By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews As global leaders in…

Fisheries summit to discuss Federal Aquaculture Act

Federal Aquaculture Act will codify a pathway to establish aquaculture as a legitimate caretaker of Canada’s aquatic resources By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fisheries ministers from…

Sustainability in the fish and seafood industry

“Today’s announcement sends a clear message to our fishing industry – the sector in Newfoundland and Labrador is moving ahead and we are positioning the…

Feds announce a special fund for wild Pacific salmon

BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will focus on salmon habitat protection and restoration By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Ottawa will contribute more than $100 million…

Cooke Aquaculture wins award for innovation and growth

Cooke Aquaculture wins Private Business Growth Award for innovation and growth From left to right: Kevin Ladner, CEO and Executive Partner at Grant Thornton LLP;…

Canada commits to be a leader in the Blue Economy

“Only by working together can we build a blue economy that is prosperous and sustainable, and leaves no one behind” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau….