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Beware the eco-colonialist, First Nations chiefs warned

10,000-year journey that is just bearing fruit threatened by foreign funded activism says Calvin Helin, a leading authority on economic independence for First Nations By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews First Nations leaders in BC should be wary of activists who are…

Sea Pact funds three new aquaculture projects

Grants announced on World Oceans Day to drive seafood sustainability Sea Pact, an innovative association of ten leading North American seafood companies working together to drive industry sustainability progress, has announced funding support to three projects advancing aquaculture sustainability globally….

The BC Seafood Expo and Festival has begun

The 12th annual #BCSeafoodFest held in the Comox Valley celebrates  the bounty of BC seafood By SeaWestNews After 12 years in the making, the next generation of the BC Seafood Festival is open from June 8th to 17th and is…

“We do not recognize your territorial claims”

Sea Shepherd Society’s lawyer says the organization does not respect Indigenous territories in Canada By SeaWestNews In correspondence to a Canadian First Nation, a Sea Shepherd Society’s lawyer says the organization does not respect Indigenous territories in Canada, and the…

Aquaculture operations growing around the world

As we celebrate World Oceans Day here is a look at what some countries are doing with sustainable aquaculture programs to combat overfishing By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews More than half of the world’s fish and seafood products come from aquaculture….

Seafood Expo salutes World Oceans Day

World Oceans day is a timely opportunity for us to be thankful for the bounty from our seas By SeawestNews World Oceans Day on June 8 is a timely opportunity for us to be thankful for the bounty from our…

Need an adventure On Vancouver Island? Sail Comox, BC, with Compass

Adventure tourism is certainly not a new trend but it is fast becoming a choice for more people these days. One of the fastest growing adventures is sailing the high seas. Many Europeans, for example, are choosing to visit Canada…

Orange and Seafood? Check out Jen Reviews Recipe

Did you know that the underwater world is far from insignificant when it comes to health benefits; shrimp, lobster, crab and scallops are particularly rich in protein. The following Orange and Seafood recipe has it all. Shrimps and scallops are…

 Meet Brendan Harnett, Canada’s seafood ambassador

The BC Seafood Expo International Buyers Reception, which is sponsored by Flying Fresh Air Freight, will feature an array of Canadian seafood prepared by BC chefs. By SeawestNews If you come across Canadian seafood in some remote corner of the…

For the foodie loving fashionista attending the BC Seafood Festival

Check out these elegant and efficient pieces – pulled together by Vancouver Fashion Week’s MicroMacro magazine – to pack for your trip to the BC Seafood Festival this year. The BC Seafood Festival starts in exactly 3 days and will…

Marine Harvest is world’s top sustainable food producer

Aquaculture companies top first comprehensive sustainability assessment of world’s biggest food producers. By SeawestNews Aquaculture giant Marine Harvest, which has been targeted by anti-fish farm activists in B.C. has topped the new sustainable food producers’ index, which is based on…

Chef Shaun Spooner will fork it out at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018

Chef Shaun Spooner, The Prime Chophouse – Courtenay, BC, was born in Edmonton, Alberta where he literally grew up in the hospitality industry – his mom was involved in Hotel Management. Later, when his mom was transferred to Victoria, B.C.,…

Geoduck to be the star of BC Seafood Expo

Seafood Expo to showcase BC’s $45 million geoduck fishery By SeawestNews The not-so-pretty geoduck from the waters of B.C., prized as delicacies in China and Hong Kong, is now gaining a tasty reputation in Europe. “It is a unique seafood…

NIC’s Chef Bauby will be at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Bauby spent his early twenties exploring Morocco, the Canary Islands, the Cabo Verde Islands, the Ivory Coast, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, before coming to Canada in 1991 to grow his career as a chef and an instructor. With…

Chef Chance Wilke takes a chance at the BC Seafood Fest

Chef Chance Wilke knew from a young age that he was going to be a professional chef. His first food memory was at the age of 2 when he helped his mom fry an egg, and that fondness for the…

When the salmon don’t return, they have a name for it

“If we have a name for it, it means this has been happening for thousands of years and it has nothing to do with salmon farming,” Harold Sewid, Qwe’Qwa’Sot’Em Clan Chief By Fabian Dawson SeawestNews When the salmon don’t return,…

Chef Dang at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018

Chef Quang Dang, Executive Chef at Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar – Whistler, BC, was raised in Calgary, with family roots that stretch back to Scotland and the orchards and rice fields of Vietnam, Chef Quang Dang moved to Vancouver…

Chef Pabst will be at the BC Seafood Festival, Comox Valley

Chef Pabst, Executive Chef, Blue Water Cafe is one of Canada’s most accomplished chefs, Frank Pabst’s disciplined technique—earned in some of Europe’s finest kitchens—is matched to the West Coast’s abundant harvest of seafood. Widely recognized for his creative impetus and…

Chef Whittaker takes to the kitchens at the BC Seafood Festival

Forage and Chef Chris Whittaker have been recognized for their outstanding efforts by both Vancouver Magazine Green Award and Where Magazine Green Table Network Award. Most recently Whittaker was inducted into the BC Restaurant & Food Service Association Hall of…

What I know for sure about salmon farming

Fish farming facts from a conservationist and staunch aquaculture supporter By Susan Farquharson I am a committed conservationist and as such, a staunch supporter of salmon farming. And yes, those two stances can absolutely co-exist – and do, much more…

Chef Garrett Schack will be at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Garrett Schack started his career at the age of 19 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Today, he’s the Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager for Victoria’s only rooftop restaurant, Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar. From the Bay…

Pino Posteraro, Cioppino’s, é buono chef at the BC Seafood fest!

Chef Giuseppe (Pino) Posteraro was born in Lago, Italy, on March 22, 1964. At the age of twelve, he came to Canada to visit his brother not realizing at the time that later in his life he would be making…

Chef Morgan Wilson, Q at The Empress, at the BC Seafood Fest

Chef Morgan Wilson brings almost 30 years of culinary experience to his role as Executive Chef, Q at The Empress. He begun his hospitality career as Chef Apprentice with Delta Whistler in 1989. After successfully completing his apprenticeship, Chef Morgan…

B.C. First Nations tell eco-militants to stay away

Coastal First Nations leaders, salmon farm workers tell Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stay off their traditional territories and aquaculture farms By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fed up with the barrage of lies about their salmon farming operations, First Nations leaders…

Chef Matthias Fong, River Café Calgary to BC’s Comox Valley

A born and raised Calgarian, Chef Matthias Fong’s interest in the culinary world lead him to seek employment at River Café while completing his studies at the university of Calgary. Chef Matthias Fong graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in…

Asian companies show up in force at BC Seafood Expo

Over 40 international seafood companies are making a beeline for the upcoming 2018 B.C. Seafood Expo on Vancouver Island. By SeawestNews Asian nations are embracing marine aquaculture as the solution for depleting wild stocks and as a source of sustainable…

Meet the chef, Melissa Craig, at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Melissa Craig, Executive Chef of the Bearfoot Bistro, will be at the BC Seafood Festival. After training at Malaspina, Chef Melissa Craig moved to the southern tip of Vancouver Island and did her apprenticeship at The Sooke Harbour House…

Chef Tim Ho at the BC Seafood Festival

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chef Tim Ho is a professional culinary veteran with over 25 years of experience. The chef started his career in 1993 as a Kitchen Helper in City Garden Hotel in Hong Kong. Chef Tim…

Discovery will revolutionize oyster farming worldwide

Shellfish expert to share discovery on how to “disease-proof” oysters at Seafood Expo 2018 By SeawestNews Ocean acidification caused by climate change is recognized as a key threat to shellfish populations and sustainable shellfish farming in BC. It is for…

The real deal, Peruvian-born Chef Jose Duarte

Chef Jose Duarte, was born with a passion for food; something he believes is programmed in his genes. Born in Peru, he moved to Venezuela with his family as a child, making frequent trips back to visit relatives in Lima….