• World waking up...

    British Columbia continues to use safe and healthy farming practices to assist nature in staying ahead of the snowballing requests for seafood today. By Seawest News British Columbians know all about the bounty from their seas and are passionately protective about what lies beneath our oceans. Now the world is quickly waking up to what […]

    A career powere...

    Image – Vancouver Island fish processor, Real Lapointe at his retirement party held at Marine Harvest Canada’s salmon processing plant in Port Hardy Powered by a flu-busting blend of citrus juice and paprika, Vancouver Island fish processor, Real Lapointe has not missed a day of work for five straight years. Last month as he retired […]
  • Bid for more sa...

    By Seawestnews “Beyond a stated preference for sockeye salmon, the Squamish Nation did not address why other fish cannot satisfy the food needs of the community,” states a Federal Court ruling. The Squamish First Nation in British Columbia has lost its bid in the Federal Court for an increase to its Food, Social and Ceremonial […]

    Low risk of vir...

    Report is the first in a series that will assess the risk of pathogen transfer associated with aquaculture activities to wild fish and the environment By SeaWest News A new report by Fisheries and Oceans Canada has found that there are only minimal risks to the wild Fraser River sockeye salmon populations due to the […]
  • The 10 most awe...

    This week you have just a few last moments to find those special tokens of appreciation for the brilliant people in your life. Why not celebrate with some of our beautiful British Columbia’s gifts from the ocean? Without further ado, here are a few hints… Ned Bell’s Lure Cookbook “Eating sustainable seafood is about opening […]

    Discredited act...

    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 a dubious document to smear one of B.C.’s most sustainable industries. The rogue scientists spouting […]
  • A solid year fo...

    Over 40 First Nation and Indigenous communities are now directly or indirectly involved in farming seafood in Canada. Canada’s seafood farmers produced a solid year of sustainable growth and new jobs in 2016 according to a new report released today by the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA). The report, Sustainable, Diverse and Growing – The […]

    A Christmassy M...

    Every December we look forward to holiday gatherings with our colleagues, friends and family. It is, possibly, the one time of the year where we feel wild abandon in showing appreciation and love to the people in our lives. It is also a time of year when we want something new, interesting and still festive, […]
  • Variety is key ...

    Eat salmon and shellfish from accredited farms 2 to 3 times every week. Buy beef, chickens, ducks and other farmed animals from reputable local businesses. Investigate local greenhouses and support the businesses you respect. Buying organic fruits and vegetables from local farms are great for the peoples who can afford them, but local-conventional fruits and […]

    Cermaq Jobs

    A career on the oceans Many different job types available near Vancouver Island communities Whether you are new to the work force, a skilled worker, a college or university graduate or someone simply looking for a career change, salmon aquaculture offers steady year-round employment in a variety of positions. Cermaq Canada employs more than 250 […]
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