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Vancouver Island ready to grow with salmon farmers

Community support grows for BC’s salmon farmers as mayors and businesses call for their voices to be heard at the aquaculture-decision making tables. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Four Vancouver Island mayors and scores of businesses have thrown their support behind BC…

Why I support BC’s salmon farmers – Mayor, Port Hardy

“Critics should get up to speed on the leading-edge technology that modern salmon farmers are using, and the science that tells us farmed and wild salmon can co-exist.” Commentary By Dennis DugasMayor of Port Hardy My big-city counterparts ask me…

‘Transition’ does not mean removing ocean salmon farms

“In British Columbia aquaculture is perfectly positioned to help drive economic growth,” – Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries, on the future of salmon farms in BC. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The government’s pre-election pledge to transition open-net…

Salmon farmers top global protein production rankings

Salmon farmers dominate the latest Coller FAIRR Protein Index, which ranks the world’s key food producers on sustainability By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farmers stand out as the top sustainable protein producers in a global ranking of the world’s largest publicly…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Michelle Franze

“Buying and consuming sustainably farmed salmon is one of the best ways to save our wild salmon” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled Youth Council of the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) is all about greening forward for sustainable…

The world loves BC’s farm raised salmon

Salmon farmers propel food and beverage processors to record $10.5 billion in sales, according to the latest data released by B.C.’s Agriculture Ministry By SeaWestNews Farmed Atlantic salmon was BC’s top international food export last year helping to showcase the…

Growing fish on land will exacerbate climate change

Sounding the alarm about climate change, 80,000 scientists across the world call for immediate cuts to global Greenhouse Gas Emissions, which will increase substantially, should Canada decree salmon farmers grow fish on land. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews More than 80,000 scientists…

A view of the salmon industry from Down Under

“Tasmania can be rightly proud of the salmon industry and the thousands of jobs and regional communities it supports.” CommentaryBy Guy BarnettMinister for Primary Industries and Water The salmon industry is one of Tasmania’s great success stories, and it will…

Salmon species matter when it comes to fish on your plate

First of its kind study in Canada shows species of salmon makes the biggest difference in nutritional quality — not whether it was farm raised or wild caught By SeaWestNews Farmed Atlantic salmon are among the best options available when…

New tech making waves for salmon farmers in B.C.

Cermaq Canada trials new system which will essentially eliminate lateral contact between wild and farmed salmon By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews New technology is making waves in B.C.’s oceans as salmon farmers continue to make their operations more sustainable to feed the…

Salmon farmers step up to feed Canadians in need

Salmon farmers partner with Food Banks Canada to donate equivalent of 272,000 meals By SeaWestNews As demands on food banks across the country continue to grow due to the ongoing pandemic, salmon farmers in B.C. are stepping up their donations…

‘Salmon farmers keep us going’

Vancouver Island businesses say salmon farmers, who have embraced a strident ‘support local first’ philosophy, are keeping them going amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews It was only about two months ago, as the COVID-19 outbreak spread across Vancouver…

Salmon farmers cut antibiotic use by 50 percent: report

“This progress has been made thanks to a concerted effort to rear fish in a healthy environment that limits stress and reduces susceptibility to pathogens,” – BCSFA By SeaWestNews Salmon farmers around the world have halved their antibiotic use over…

Cooke Aquaculture forges ahead in Canada, U.S.

Cooke Aquaculture Inc. reaffirms its support for projects in Washington State and Nova Scotia By SeaWestNews The Atlantic Canadian salmon farming division of Cooke Aquaculture Inc. has reaffirmed its support to investing and creating marine and land-based jobs in the…

Career opportunities in salmon farming, Canada

Mowi ASA is one of the largest seafood companies in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon From backyard beginnings to world leadership in salmon farming… …Since the Mowi adventure started in 1964 the company has grown…

Mowi rolls out new tech to track fishy behaviour

Mowi collaborates with innovation engine to make salmon farming more sustainable By SeaWestNews After extensive research and development, Mowi, the largest producer of farm-raised salmon in the world, is rolling out a new sensing system that will gather real-time intelligence…

Seoul searching for salmon sustainability

Research team raises steelhead in South Korean waters as nation’s appetite for sustainably farmed fish grows By SeaWestNews The rising demand for sustainably raised salmon in South Korea has led to a university team successfully farming American steelhead in the…

NIMBY-ism in the Nova Scotia aquaculture debate

“The future of the salmon farming industry in Nova Scotia, whatever that may be, requires goodwill and communication between all stakeholders” CommentaryBy Brian Rogers With backgrounds in both marine biology and business, I have been involved in the global aquaculture…

Fact checking the falsehoods by an anti-fish farm activist group

When it comes to aquaculture in British Columbia, we need to inform ourselves with science and not activism By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The mantra of those wanting to spread falsehoods and fear has been that ‘if you tell lies big enough…

Energy use, emissions will increase with land-based fish farms, but….

Canada’s Fisheries Minister, Bernadette Jordan, hints at what’s in the soon-to-be released State of Salmon Aquaculture Technologies study By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Growing salmon to full market size on land will require a high amount of energy, increase greenhouse gas emissions…

Aquaculture community finds a N-EAT way to get fresh food

SFU pilot project aims to build on and expand traditional knowledge in First Nations communities for sustainable, nutritious, and organic food production By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Located on Swindle Island, 220 kilometres north of Port Hardy on B.C.’s spectacular central coast,…

Why aquaculture needs a science-led democracy

“If campaigns against salmon farming were based on facts, I wouldn’t be writing this article.” CommentaryBy Ian Roberts As activists continue to sidestep the democratic process in favour of interrupting work spaces, governments must step up to protect the health…

Getting a grip on UNDRIP and what it means for British Columbia

Event in Vancouver will look at how First Nations are succeeding in business relations with companies in the energy, mining, aquaculture, and forestry sectors By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews From resource extraction to harvesting the oceans and to creating energy corridors, British…

Remembering Archie

Hereditary Chief, Archie Robinson, helped rescue his First Nations community with salmon farming By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews First Nations elder Archie Robinson Sr., who helped rescue his remote coastal community from economic disaster with a sustainable fish farming operation, has died….

The salmon farming flip-flop by the Liberals in four years

“Legislating the removal of salmon aquaculture from Canada’s oceans represents an excessive approach to resolving environmental issues that are already being managed through robust, science-based federal and provincial regulations.” – Liberal Govt. 2016 CommentaryBy Fabian Dawson Justin Trudeau has been…

Seals feast on escaped salmon from fire damaged fish farm

Until last week’s fire at the Robertson Island ocean pen, fewer than 100 Atlantic salmon have escaped from fish farms in B.C. over the past decade. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Many of the Atlantic salmon which escaped after fire damaged the…

Children’s book The Farm on the Sea

New Book Teaches Kids about Salmon Farming. Proceeds from ‘THE FARM ON THE SEA’ to be donated to local food banks. New Brunswick journalist Deborah Irvine Anderson has debuted a new children’s book about salmon farming. The Farm on the…

Salmon farmers propel B.C. to a banner year for agriculture

Consistently ranked as the 4th largest farmed Atlantic salmon producer in the world, farmed salmon continues to be B.C.’s most valuable seafood export By SeaWestNews Salmon farmers in British Columbia exported $541 million worth of Atlantic salmon contributing to a…

Canada’s new Fisheries Minister saddled with a mandate of contradictions

Bernadette Jordan, the new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, deserves a mandate that compliments Canada’s vision to lead the Global Blue Economy, not contradict it AnalysisBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Justin Trudeau’s mandate letter to his new Minister of Fisheries and Oceans,…

Feed for thought on the future of food from the sea

Aquaculture industry has made steady progress in using insects and vegetables instead of wild fish as food for farmed fish. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The aquaculture industry has begun to make tremendous strides in finding alternatives to marine ingredients and developing…