• So how do we fa...

    New study will look at the impact of land-based and ocean-based closed-containment salmon farms in British Columbia, as well as offshore aquaculture production systems. By SeaWestNews A new study to provide viable technology options for salmon farming in British Columbia will play a significant role in the evolution of the industry going forward, Jonathan Wilkinson […]

    Salmon farmers ...

    British Columbia’s salmon farming industry has a low carbon footprint, raises responsibly sourced food, and is committed to saving wild salmon for future generations. Commentary By John Paul Fraser Long ago, the late famed ocean conservationist Jacques Cousteau called on us to stop hunting the oceans and to start farming them. We are doing that […]
  • Just another “d...

    “The cleaning allows for optimum water flow through the nets, which increases the oxygen flow for the fish, which leads to optimum growth and higher survival rates,” Toynbee explained. By Gina Forsyth Ken Toynbee, RONC (Remote Operated Net Cleaner) pilot, is the skipper of the net washing vessel, the Wave Raker. The Wave Raker travels […]

    Canada to move ...

    Canada remains the world’s only major farmed seafood producing country without modern national legislation specifically designed to govern a responsible and sustainable aquaculture industry By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Fisheries Ministers across Canada have decided to move towards a Federal Aquaculture Act that will govern a sustainable seafood farming industry already generating an estimated $5.16 billion […]
  • Chef Han is a M...

    Chef Han, Kosoo Restaurant + Raw Bar, incorporates British Columbia’s fresh ingredients and the pure goodness of Mediterranean influences to infuse his unique West Coast style Korean comfort food. Building on a foundation of his passion for the cuisine of Korea and fresh B.C products, Chef Han uses the multifaceted layers of French cooking, the […]

    “If you build i...

    Poseidon Ocean Systems determined to put their coastal community of Campbell River on the global aquaculture map By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews As global leaders in aquaculture solutions and technology, Matt and Heather Clarke (pictured) who operate Poseidon Ocean Systems in Campbell River, B.C., believe that “if you build it they will come.” Doing just that […]
  • Fisheries summi...

    Federal Aquaculture Act will codify a pathway to establish aquaculture as a legitimate caretaker of Canada’s aquatic resources By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fisheries ministers from across Canada, meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland this week, will examine the proposal for a Federal Aquaculture Act to clarify industry responsibilities and provide sustainable access to long term fish […]

    Sustainability ...

    “Today’s announcement sends a clear message to our fishing industry – the sector in Newfoundland and Labrador is moving ahead and we are positioning the industry to respond to evolving and growing demands of consumers around the world…” NEWS PROVIDED BY Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada Dec 05, 2018, 14:33 ET Government of Canada to […]
  • Feds announce a...

    BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will focus on salmon habitat protection and restoration By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Ottawa will contribute more than $100 million over the next six years for a British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today. The provincial funding […]

    Cooke Aquacultu...

    Cooke Aquaculture wins Private Business Growth Award for innovation and growth From left to right: Kevin Ladner, CEO and Executive Partner at Grant Thornton LLP; Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Aquaculture Inc.; and Perrin Beatty, President and CEO at The Canadian Chamber of Commerce. By SeaWestNews Cooke Aquaculture, a global seafood leader, has won the […]
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