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Eco-coalition hails new measures to save the whales

New measures will address threats of vessel noise, pollution, and a shortage of chinook salmon, that the remaining 75 southern resident killer whales are facing. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A coalition of six conservation groups is hailing the efforts by the…

Jobs abound in Canada’s aquaculture industry

Educational institutions ramp up pathways for careers in aquaculture as industry faces growing labour pains. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture’s strong production outlook is expected to significantly increase the need for more workers in Canada between now and 2025, latest government…

New studies reaffirm PRV is not a salmon killer

Two new scientific studies dismantle key claims made in court by fish farm opponents. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Two new studies have reaffirmed that the piscine reovirus (PRV) is not a salmon killer in British Columbia, dismantling key claims made in…

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…

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…

A new frontier for deep-sea fish farming

Aquaculture offers a promising avenue for economic development and sustainable local seafood production in the Caribbean, say researchers By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Caribbean has a large potential for deep sea fish farms which could produce over 34 million metric tons…

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…

“I think this would be a shame for British Columbia”

Minister warns that B.C.’s polarized salmon farming debate threatens a viable and sustainable food source for the world By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The polarized debate over fish farming in British Columbia is threatening a viable and sustainable…

Discredited activists trot out fishy science again

Group was warned by government not to use “reckless allegations based on incomplete science” to impact livelihood of thousands of British Columbians A group of discredited activists, whose objective is to shut down salmon farms, have once again trotted out…

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