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A Must-Sea Festival in BC – our Seafood Celebration

When it comes to seafood celebrations we in British Columbia know how to honour, praise and share the bounties from our ocean. The BC Seafood Festival is a must-attend festival if you love eating seafood and meeting chefs. If you…

Inside the fear mongering campaign against aquaculture

A veterinarian’s perspective of how the anti-fish farm lobby uses pseudo-science and diseases to spread fear about salmon farming By Dr. Hugh Mitchell SeaWestNews Peter Drucker, the management expert, economist and Nobel laureate, is quoted as saying: “Aquaculture, not the…

Try this Salmon Poke Bowl by Jen at Tastemade

Salmon Poke Bowl recipe by Jen Phanomrat at Tastemade. I find Tastemade is definitely a place for the young and hip to be, here you can find out what is trending and what is not. Truly this is the real…

Salmon virus study is about activism not science: experts

Anti-salmon farm lobby plans media blitz around new report that is aimed to spread fear not facts about PRV virus By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A new report on the effects of the Piscine Reovirus (PRV) on wild salmon is “speculative”…

  BC Seafood Festival to showcase a galaxy of chefs

The BC Seafood Festival, held in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, is from June 8 to 17 By SeaWestNews A growing list of internationally renowned chefs will be celebrating and presenting the best of local seafood during the BC Seafood…

Freshwater Farms Hatchery-proud manager Laura Guzda is “an Island girl”

It could be said that Victoria-born and North Island bred Laura Guzda, Manager of Freshwater Farms hatchery in Duncan, Vancouver Island, has aquaculture as part of her roots. By Gina Forsyth SeaWestNews Laura Guzda (pictured) grew up in Port McNeill….

 Iconic UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) backs salmon farming

Marks and Spencer (M&S), which operates in 50 countries, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Marks and Spencer, the iconic UK retailer, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming in a…

British Columbia Salmon Farming and Viruses

Thousands of fish health screenings on wild, hatchery-raised, and farm-raised salmon have been completed by professionals in B.C., Alaska, and Washington State and not a single test confirms the presence of any exotic fish viruses or diseases, including ISA. Viruses…

BC Salmon Farms and Sea Lice Management

B.C. salmon farming companies are transparent in sharing information and reporting data. Atlantic salmon farmers have committed to posting monthly updates of sea lice monitoring data collected on their farm sites, which can be found online. Sea lice are a…

British Columbia Fish Farming and Antibiotics

Antibiotics are rarely used and, if required, are only available through prescription by a licensed veterinarian for the purpose of managing bacterial illnesses in fish. B.C. salmon farmers are dedicated to raising healthy fish in a healthy environment. These farmers…

Canada’s salmon farmers push for Federal Aquaculture Act

Federal Aquaculture Act will build on an already impressive record of safety and sustainability, say Canada’s salmon farmers. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada’s salmon farmers say a Federal Aquaculture Act is needed to address many of the issues raised in…

Norway seas the future with aquaculture

Prime minister Erna Solberg wants her country to develop an aquaculture industry that can deliver food and economic values within an acceptable footprint. By SeaWestNews Norway, ranked as one of the best countries for green living, will further develop the…

Rethink your plastic use this Earth Day

Sunday, April 22nd 2018 will mark forty-eight years since the inception of the first Earth Day and I am especially troubled by the lack of progress we have made in curbing the waste and pollution being dumped into our oceans….

Anti-fish farm activists’ adverse effects on sustainability

Look, when we speak of sustainability we are speaking about the three major guidelines people and corporations must follow so we can one day arrive at a truly sustainable global life.  By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Environmental sustainability is the ability…

Land based fish farming a net loss for BC

Questioning the environmental sustainability of land based fish farming systems. I have a degree in Environmental Sustainability and I work on a freshwater recirculating aquaculture system and have previously worked on a freshwater flow through aquaculture system. By Kenny Leslie…

How Canada can help save Asia’s oceans

The global demand for seafood is steadily increasing. Population growth, rising per capita incomes, and urbanization are fueling a 7 – 9% increase in demand each year, says the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) By SeaWestNews According to Food and…

Asia running out of fish and seafood

Experts, scientists push for aquaculture as UN warns that Asia will run out of “exploitable fish stocks” for commercial fishing by 2048. Sustainable seafood farms can help Asia’s oceans. By Mata Press Service Southeast Asia has one of the most diverse…

Check out these Tasty recipes for salmon

These millenials know their salmon. Here in this Tasty video you can learn four fast ways to create salmon recipes in a flash. The health benefits of farm-fresh salmon transcends all age groups, from young children getting their omega-3s fatty…

Farmed Atlantic salmon tops the protein charts

Johns Hopkins University study establishes farming Atlantic salmon as a sustainable and resilient food system for the world. SeaWestNews Farmed Atlantic salmon tops the charts when it comes to creating sustainable and resilient food systems for the world, says a…

Land-based Salmon Farming

Aquaculture has been in the news lately and no two articles ever seem to agree on any one dialogue. In particular, salmon farming has become the center of a vicious debate on an ever-ranging list of topics. Topics too numerous…

Kitchen getting crowded at BC Seafood Festival

BC Seafood Festival to showcase over 40 local, national and international chefs By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The kitchen is getting crowded at the 12th annual BC Seafood Festival. The festival organizers have announced an extensive list of chefs from British…

Employees help Cermaq achieve new salmon milestone

Cermaq thanks employees for helping it get Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s (ASC) salmon standards By SeaWestNews Thanks to the hard work and commitment from employees, more than 73% of Cermaq Canada’s production farms are now certified to the  Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s…

Ottawa funds to energize B.C. seafood production

Funding will enhance B.C.’s reputation for sustainable aquaculture and fishery practices says Lana Popham, BC Minister of Agriculture By Taz Bacchus SeaWestNews Ottawa has announced over $225,000 in funding from the Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption Program to support…

Sustainable salmon farming in British Columbia

Put salmon farms in land-based fish tanks. This is an online demand we see quite often in the comments sections of SeaWestNews Facebook page. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Sustainability is the key to all food farming, whether it is fish…

Why the world needs more aquaculture

Significant increase in demand predicted for farmed salmon and other aquaculture products by leading European experts and a new report By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The sustainable fish of the future will come from fish farms say leading European scientists and…

Opinion: If we want to keep eating fish we need to farm it — responsibly

By Jeremy Dunn The B.C. Salmon Farmers Association recently held community meetings in Campbell River and Nanaimo — two centres of our industry in this province. Over and over again we heard passion for the role B.C.’s salmon farms play…

Credibility not on the menu for these BC chefs

Would these BC chefs be okay if food critics reviewed their restaurants without having eaten there? By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews This week, the anti-fish farm activists rounded up some Vancouver-area chefs to denounce sustainable salmon farming in BC. None of…

Calling on all BC chefs to come visit a salmon farm

Salmon farms in British Columbia have to adhere to the highest standards in regulations and monitoring, more so than restaurants health and safety measures. Restaurants are given lenient warnings and fines for infractions that are potentially hazardous to the public’s…

A common vision to protect wild salmon

B.C. government releases advisory council report on salmon aquaculture By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A B.C. government panel’s report on aquaculture underscores the need for salmon farm practices to better align with a common vision on the importance of sustaining wild…

Skuna Bay Salmon joins movement to offer sustainable seafood options

Partnership with James Beard Foundation paves the way for engagement with broader culinary community and North America’s top chefs. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Vancouver Island’s Skuna Bay Salmon, globally renowned for its sustainable fishing and farming practices, has joined a…

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