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Coalition opposes facilitator for salmon farming transition plans

“We cannot trust that an impartial process will occur as the First Nations Fisheries Council’s stance against salmon farming is well known,” say aquaculture-dependant indigenous communities in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture-dependant First Nations in British Columbia are worried…

First Nations to shape the future of aquaculture in BC

Canada acknowledges First Nations’ rights to define their relationships with the aquaculture industry in a plan that will shape the future of salmon farming in British Columba. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The future of salmon farming in British Columbia will largely…

New book rehashes false claims about salmon farming

Extensive review has identified numerous falsehoods and misrepresentations in new Salmon Wars, book. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews American seafood farmers say a new book that purports to take a “deep dive” into salmon farming is actually a shallow narrative full of…

Net gains from aquaculture growing around the world

Record aquaculture production makes critical contribution to global food security says UN By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture has grown faster than capture fisheries in the last two years and is expected to expand further over the next decade across the world,…

Another smolt step in Grieg’s aquaculture transition plan

Grieg Seafood’s hatchery expansion project will allow juvenile salmon to grow longer on land before being transferred to sea farms in British Columbia By SeaWestNews Grieg Seafood BC has received the first transfers of juvenile Atlantic salmon into its expanded…

First Nations assert traditional rights to farm salmon

Aquaculture-dependent First Nations in BC set to defy government agenda to remove salmon farms from their traditional territories By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews  Aquaculture dependent First Nations   say they will assert their traditional rights to allow salmon farming in their territorial waters,…

Top scientists rip fake claims by anti-fish farm activists

“Home-grown, ocean-farmed salmon is a valuable food resource for Canadians. It is an affordable, highly nutritious protein with year-round access” – Canada’s top fisheries and aquaculture scientists By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s top fisheries and aquaculture scientists are urging the public…

The lying games by BC’s anti-salmon farming activists

Politicians, media, and the public being pummelled by falsehoods about BC’s salmon farmers. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews If fearmongering was an Olympic sport, BC’s anti-salmon farming activists would rule the podium as they have mastered the art of spreading falsehoods. Powered…

Why our world needs salmon farmers

For a world struggling with food insecurity, salmon aquaculture is a beacon of hope and opportunity – a chance for us to act locally and increase food production globally. CommentaryBy Samantha McLeodPeopleTravelFood The war in Ukraine, the economic upheaval in Sri…

Politics drives Faustian salmon aquaculture pact in BC

“To remain in power, the PMO is willing to sacrifice the citizens and their children and future generations of Northern Vancouver Islanders to a life of poverty and isolation. And the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans is an all-too-willing accomplice.”…

Beyond the headlines of a not-so-secret salmon virus study

Key components of a report, which anti-salmon farming activists claim was hushed-up by government and the aquaculture industry, have been in the public domain for a decade AnalysisBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Over the past week, the anti-salmon farming lobby, led by…

“Their aim is to spread fear not facts about salmon farming”

New study says findings about organisms and viruses that have no significant impact on fish health is causing unnecessary controversies over salmon farming in British Columbia. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Dubious claims based on questionable science, peddled widely by anti-aquaculture activists,…

BC First Nations in Ottawa to fight for salmon farming rights

“As the original stewards of Canada’s coastal waters for millennia, we are calling on you to re-issue salmon farming licences in the territories of the Nations who want to pursue it.” – Coalition of First Nations for Finfish Stewardship By…

First Nations want ‘Aquaculture Zone’ off Vancouver Island

“We are working towards sustainability of both fisheries and aquaculture…they can both exist in our waters, but it should be our community that decides what that looks like for our Traditional Territory,” – The Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Two…

Respect our rights to salmon farming say First Nations

“Our coalition is opposed to the federal government disregarding science and bowing to unfounded activist claims on salmon farming that, if heeded, will severely damage our communities, and deny our rights and title,” – Coalition of First Nations for Finfish…

Feds told to renew expiring salmon farm licences

Sources indicate that DFO is recommending that expiring salmon farm licences in BC should be renewed for between five and six years. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Federal government is being told to renew the soon-to-expire salmon farming permits in British…

Salmon farmers spend millions to define aquaculture transition

Salmon farmers move ahead with multi-million dollar projects to show how the proposed transition of open-net aquaculture operations in British Columbia, can be done. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews As the federal government looks into coming up with a plan to transition…

Salmon farmer sees net gains with new aquaculture technology

New aquaculture technology represents a transition towards what ocean-based salmon farms can one day become By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews One of Canada’s leading fish farmers, Grieg Seafood BC Ltd., plans to install a form of semi-closed containment system (SCCS) at its…

Poseidon fights climate change at BC salmon farms

Vancouver Island designed aquaculture technology from Poseidon Ocean Systems helps salmon farmer cut 76,000 kg of CO2 emissions from their operations By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers in British Columbia, already renowned as among the top sustainable protein producers globally, are…

Anti-fish farm activists kill 80 aquaculture jobs in Surrey

Science-deficit activism against marine aquaculture throws scores of new immigrants and students out of work, as BC’s biggest salmon farmer closes fish processing plant in Surrey. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews It was just about five months ago, that Manu John and…

Salmon farmer invests millions to improve aquaculture sustainability

Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. will employ ‘underwater eyes’ at its BC salmon farms for improved sustainability By SeaWestNews Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. (Grieg) has entered in an agreement with OptoScale to provide nine camera sensor units for use at its…

Salmon farms have no impact on wild stocks states new study

Scottish peer-reviewed study calls for an end to the scapegoating of the salmon farming industry as the cause of population declines in wild stocks, while the ILO declares that aquaculture can feed the world. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farms have…

Minister issues fish transfer licence in contentious zone

Transfer permit issued to Yellow Island Aquaculture in the Discovery Islands is “in the interest of ocean science”, says Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Ottawa has approved a fish transfer licence application by a small aquaculture operation in…

First Nation’s raised and smoked salmon hits Walmart shelves

First Nation-Mowi seafood product featuring smoked Atlantic salmon, which is hitting Walmart shelves this Christmas, hailed as an indigenous partnership success story. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Raised in the pristine waters of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, a First Nations made…

DFO, salmon farmers dismantle “lies” about sea lice

Data from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and a new sea lice monitoring analysis show anti-salmon farming activists continuing to spread falsehoods about marine aquaculture in British Columbia By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Anti-salmon farming activists on Canada’s west coast…

Aquaculture will help rebuild Salish Sea – tribal leader

“Sustainable fish-farming allows us to continue harvesting locally grown seafood without further depleting our native stocks. I firmly believe aquaculture is part of the solution, not the problem.” Commentary By W. Ron AllenTribal Chair of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe If the past…

Most Canadians support ocean-based salmon farming, aquaculture

While the federal government has been bowing to demands from anti-aquaculture activists, most Canadians see farming in the oceans as a sustainable way to harvest salmon, states a new survey from Dalhousie University By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A survey of 10,000…

Demand for farmed salmon soars around the world

Seafood companies report record global gains as retail demand for sustainably farmed salmon grows By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The global demand for farmed salmon is soaring as the world’s largest seafood farmers report record revenues coming out of Covid-19 lockdown measures….

Fishy fear mongering dominates new anti-salmon farm campaign

“Our salmon production is totally dependent upon a healthy ocean environment and we are on the seas constantly monitoring the waters we work in…not in some downtown Vancouver office creating fear mongering propaganda so that the activists can get a…

Make a ‘pledge’ to know us urge BC salmon farmers

Activism and the spread of misinformation about salmon farming – clearly meant to divide and polarize communities – poses an imminent threat to family supporting jobs primarily situated on Vancouver Island, election candidates told CommentaryBy John Paul Fraser As with…