•   BC Seafood Fe...

    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 Festival.  In addition, a range of top restaurants will proudly be presenting BC Seafood on […]

    Freshwater Farm...

    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. After graduating school, she landed a good job at the Village Office as a Confidential […]
  •  Iconic UK reta...

    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 submission to the Scottish parliament’s inquiry into the aquaculture industry. The international, multichannel retailer operating […]

    British Columbi...

    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 exist in every single living animal, including human beings. Viruses are the most abundant organisms […]
  • BC Salmon Farms...

    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 naturally-occurring parasite of marine environment and have evolved to attach to migrating salmon as they […]

    British Columbi...

    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 apply the best in current standards and practices, which includes using preventative vaccinations, consistent diagnostic […]
  • Canada’s salmon...

    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 a recent audit by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand. Gelfand […]

    Norway seas the...

    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 aquaculture industry to churn its economy, sustain the environment and feed the world, the country’s […]
  • Rethink your pl...

    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. By Ana Roman SeaWestNews If you have been paying attention to the news lately, you […]

    Anti-fish farm ...

    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 of the environment to support a defined level of environmental quality and natural resource extraction […]
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