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Funding Available For Aquaculture Projects

Sea Pact project funding available for innovative aquaculture projects By SeaWestNews Sea Pact, an innovative alliance of seafood industry leaders, has announced the opening of their seventh annual project funding cycle with a new process commencing with an initial Request…

Whale of a whopper by anti-fish farm activists

“Savaged study” used by anti-fish farming activists to link death of orca to salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A discredited study, savaged by some of the country’s top aquaculture scientists, is being trotted out again today by the anti-salmon…

Fish farming will play a bigger role in feeding the world’s population

Salmon farms represent about .05 percent of the entire B.C. coast, they have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast B.C. marine coastline for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of B.C.’s aquaculture industry,…

More countries around the world turning to fish farms: UN

As Canadian salmon farmers push Ottawa for a Federal Aquaculture Act, the UN is also urging countries to implement proper legislation for their fish farming industry By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews More people than ever before are eating farmed fish and…

A new chapter for aquaculture in the US

Proposed US legislation is similar to calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, (R-Miss. pictured), has introduced a bill that would streamline the permitting process for aquaculture farms in American waters. The…

The “super wicked problem” of wild Atlantic salmon decline

Some like to point the finger at salmon farming; but, the fact is no one really knows why there has been a continual decline of the Atlantic Salmon in most if not all of their native countries. By Susan Farquharson…

I’m a salmon farmer, proudly

I am proud of what we do, I love being part of an industry that was created to ensure sustainability. We operate under strict guidelines that are constantly evolving for the better. – Bruce Banta I saw this piece recently…

Salmon farmers do swimmingly in Iceland

Salmon production increase attracts new companies to fish farming in Iceland By Seawestnews Fish farming production in Iceland has increased by 38 per cent during the past 12 months, reports Fish Update. The annual figure is now 27,776 tonnes and…

Too many Chiefs, not enough leadership

The NDP has created a monster with today’s aquaculture veto-tenure announcement that will pit First Nation against First Nation, create economic chaos and clog up our already overburdened courts. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews When Harold Sewid speaks about the benefits…

 Sustainable seafood, the solution for a healthier you

Farmed fish can help with the recovery of natural fish populations and provide a healthier alternative to land-based animal protein – Seafood Nutrition Partnership By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Seafood raised through sustainable aquaculture operations can help secure food security for…

Chef Ned Bell, an eco-sustainable revolutionary when it comes to fish farming

A chef’s moral responsibility to the world is to respect people and cultures while teaching about food-sustainability.  Before there were celebrity chefs in Vancouver there were chefs Ned Bell, Rob Feenie and Michael Jacob, the chefs that put Vancouver’s restaurant…

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….

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…

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.,…

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…

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…

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…