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BC’s aquaculture, the most transparent food-industry

The BC Seafood Festival 2018, a celebration of BC’s aquaculture industry, is fast approaching. There is no better time than right now to highlight this conversation from last year’s seafood festival. Questions and Answers with Jeremy Dunn, then executive director…

Why Germans prefer farmed salmon

Farmed salmon trumps wild in German taste test When it comes to the German palate, farmed salmon tastes better than wild salmon. Undercurrentnews.com, based in London, reports that the German charity Warentest has investigated and concluded: in the taste test,…

Black Soldier Fly on a new mission for salmon farms

David Suzuki’s insect-feed brainchild will help make salmon farming more sustainable but he is bugged about it. By Fabian Dawson The short and unremarkable life of the Black Soldier Fly involves nothing more than mating and laying eggs. It does…

Washington lawmakers’ must vote against fish farm ban

Ban will be an be an embarrassment to the state’s reputation globally says former state senator as he debunks myths circulated by fish farm opponents By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews.com Washington-based fish farmers are calling on their lawmakers to vote down…

Salmon farming through the eyes of Deja Coupe

A salmo farming morning with Deja. “Connecting with what we are doing hands on is a very magical experience.” Meet Deja Coupe, Assistant production Data Analyst at Cermaq Canada. Watch the video below for more insight into fish farming in…

BC salmon and shellfish are Made In Canada products

Did you know that the second largest seafood consumption is farmed salmon? Members of BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) grows the world’s most desired fish. Salmon raising, from inception to consumption, follows the same process as shellfish – spawned from…

Fish farming industry nurtures Michelle Atleo

BC fish farming creates schooling and jobs in the rural communities big cities forget about. Nellie is proud of her job and where the salmon aquaculture industry is going. She is instrumental in helping new staff get adjusted, in guiding…

The sense in growing fish on an ocean farm

Meet Greg Foreman, site manager for two of Cermaq Canada’s fish farms. Greg starts his mornings with one important factor – his job puts a smile on his face every single day. The work day starts with checking the water…

Fish farming regulations are stringent in BC, Canada

Bad salmon farming practices in a different country must not affect our stringently regulated fish farming industry. “VANCOUVER—A Washington senator says he wants to see British Columbia join the state in phasing out ocean-based Atlantic salmon farms when the province…

3 billion people rely on seafood to survive

“Approximately three billion people in the world rely on both wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein.”  WWF Sustainable Seafood (link below) Here in British Columbia our aquaculture industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the…

Scientist refutes WFC claims regarding farmed salmon

Washington state scientist refutes NGO claims farmed fish affects native fish populations Genetic specialist says the Wild Fish Conservancy has ‘misused scientific literature to exaggerate risks.’, reports intrafish.com The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is refuting claims made by the…

Welcome to the office of BC salmon farmers

A hard place to get to but a good place to be, say craftsman salmon farmers in British Columbia  By SeaWest News For over a decade now, Steve Munro has been raising salmon in the pristine waters of Nootka Sound…

The Omega-3 factor for a healthy body

Eating seafood twice a week contributes to a healthier diet and can play an important role in improving the health of Canadians of all ages. That’s why public health officials, such as the Health Canada, recommend eating seafood twice a…

Wild salmon facing toxic punch from stormwater runoff

Stormwater runoff of urban roadways pose toxic danger to wild salmon Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways, WSU News reports. First, as scientists learned…

Give a heartfelt gift this Valentine’s Day

Now that you have captured your mate’s heart, look after it with Lure, Chef Ned Bell’s cookbook featuring sustainable seafood recipes from the West Coast By SeaWestNews If you are looking for a gift from the heart, for the heart,…

How to fillet a whole fish with Jaimie Oliver’s video

In the following video, watch the chef teach us how to fillet a whole farmed fish at home. Jaimie Oliver is proud to trace his ingredients right back to its source, including farmed fish. Nothing is as profound as Jaimie’s…

Why the Washington State fish farm collapse is an “unlikely event” in B.C.

Industry veterans say that the salmon farming industry practice of adopting state-of-the art technology to clean pen nets in B.C. is among the world’s best By SeaWestNews Two of Canada’s leading experts on aquaculture engineering say it’s highly unlikely that…

Seafood nutrients and why you need them

Farmed fish and shellfish are both excellent natural sources of high quality protein and essential nutrients By SeaWestNews Farmed fish and shellfish are both excellent natural sources of high quality protein and essential nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and…

Why seafood is good for your health

From heart disease to aging, seafood consumption has a range of benefits for your body and mind By SeaWestNews There is an abundance of ongoing scientific research and published peer-reviewed studies around seafood and its many health benefits. Here are…

Cermaq helps First Nations students pursue bright futures

Keenan Andrew is getting closer to finally starting the career he’s been working towards for years, thanks in part to a scholarship from Cermaq Canada. (pictured) Keenan Andrew with his partner and their new baby. Andrew, a member of the…

Chef Ramsay’s Crispy Skin Salmon

Hell’s salmon – partial to chicken, Ramsay, for his part, will put Crispy Skin Salmon on the menu at his bright, 300-seat Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. “With wild salmon only available for shorter periods during the…

  “These really are the good old days”

We get to live, work, and play in one of the most beautiful places on earth, says 30-year retiring veteran of BC’s salmon farming industry. (Pictured) Paul Kendrick of Marine Harvest Paul Kendrick doesn’t hesitate when asked what has kept…

 Expert panel to provide credible aquaculture science

Panel will help government remain a strong, science-based regulator of the aquaculture industry  (Pictured) Canada’s chief science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer By Seawest News Canada’s chief science advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer, will lead an independent expert panel to provide recommendations…

Salmon and Dill Cream Caribbean Patties

Originally published on eathical.ca This delicious Salmon and Dill Cream Patties recipe will please everyone even the young uns will enjoy them. Fragrant fillings with creamy cravings satisfied and of course flaky-buttery tart. Most recipes call for 2 tablespoon water but please that never…

Chef Randle’s Maple Chipotle Salmon

Chef Trevor Randle for the BC Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation and the Chef Instructor at Maple Ridge Secondary School created this lovely recipe for BCSFA. Seafood fans take heart-healthy note and get cooking with this finfish from BC aquaculture:…

Growing fish for a growing World: The Future of Salmon Aquaculture

By Caroline Graham The North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission(NPAFC) As wild fisheries decline, or remain stagnant, the global population continues to grow, with greater than nine billion people expected to be living on this planet in 2050, raising serious concerns…

Aquaculture industry supports talks to address UNDRIP issues in BC

“We are prepared to do the necessary hard work to find a path forward together in the Broughton Archipelago in keeping with and enacting the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” The salmon farming…

First Nations author warns of paid “puppets and props” used to plug resource projects in Canada.

We don’t need any green college fund babies telling us what to do in our territories says Calvin Helin, a multi-award winning author, international speaker, entrepreneur and lawyer By SeaWestNews A leading authority on economic independence for First Nations says…

Dunn but not gone – Jeremy and the BCSFA

Jeremy Dunn, executive director at the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA), is leaving the producers’ organisation to join Marine Harvest Canada’s Public Affairs division. Dunn had led BCSFA’s five-person team for the past four years. Beginning May 1st, he will…

Was your seafood caught by slaves?

Consumers and governments around the world being warned to ensure the seafood from Thailand does not involve human trafficking and forced labour In 2011, Saw Win, 57, migrated to Thailand to find a job, hoping to earn money to send…

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