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Aquaculture carbon footprint study on BC salmon farms

Should BC succumb to the demands of anti-fish farm activists to move all ocean-based salmon farms to land based operations, the province will see a whopping increase of 22,881,000 kilograms of Greenhouse Gas (GhG) emissions. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Government…

Court allows baby salmon transfer in Discovery Islands

“The only evidence before me is that today, salmon aquaculture in B.C. poses no more than a minimal risk to wild salmon” Federal Court Judge,  Mr. Justice Panagiotis Pamel By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Federal Court has ruled that fish farmers…

Spies and lies in anti-salmon farm activist’s book

Chapter in the book by eco-activist Alexandra Morton linking local company to Israeli spies is a “lie”, says owner of security agency hired to keep the peace during a 2018 anti-salmon farm protest. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews One of the most…

Letter – Salmon farm ban needs a judicial review

Salmon Farm Ban – “It appears to me that her “social licence” was a purely political decision.” By SeaWestNews In making her sudden decision to phase out salmon farming in BC’s Discovery Islands, Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan, ignored her deputy…

BC salmon farms shutdown will have devastating impacts

A new report lays bare widespread economic, human and animal welfare impacts that will result from shutting down salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews BC’s salmon farmers will have to destroy 10.7 million young fish – the…

BC salmon farms decision attacked by aquaculture stakeholders

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans announces new aquaculture engagement process as it defends decision to phase out salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada has announced a series of online engagements for a plan to transition…

‘Dead Loss’ report on aquaculture is dead wrong

BC Premier John Horgan takes aim at federal aquaculture decision, as calls mount for anti-salmon farm activist groups to be held accountable for spreading false information By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Using guesstimates and fact-deficit analyses, a UK-based activist group named “Changing…

“What now Prime Minister”, ask aquaculture millennial leaders

Decision to phase out salmon farms in BC’s Discovery Islands is having a profound impact on young people, who once looked ahead to a long and positive career path in aquaculture By SeaWestNews “What about my mortgage?” “What about my…

Salmon farms key to Canada’s low carbon future

B.C. salmon farms emit only 2.2 kilograms of carbon dioxide for every kilogram of edible fish produced, not including the hot air by the anti-fish farm activists who want to shut them down. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The next time you…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Kaitlin Guitard

“I see wild fish stocks depleting if salmon farms are forced to reduce production. I see salmon farms as the future for an affordable food source for generations to come.” By Samantha Bacchus McLeod The newly unveiled Youth Council of…

BC’s Blue Revolution with Jay Pudota

“…farming fish will reduce the pressure on the wild stocks, and the technology developed in the farming industry will help in improving wild fish stocks that are hard hit by the changing oceans…” By Samantha Bacchus McLeodSeaWestNews The newly unveiled…

Fact checking Morton’s diatribe about BC salmon farms

In a rambling conspiracy-laden letter, anti-salmon farm activist Alexandra Morton, accuses Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans of being a criminal organisation By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews BC’s loudest anti-salmon farm activist has ratcheted up her conspiracy-laden rants accusing Canada’s Department of…

Discovery Islands’ salmon farm closures will kill 1,498 jobs

Initial industry estimate pegs economic loss in North Vancouver Island’s coastal communities, dependent on salmon farms, at $379.7 million By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The closure of salmon farms in the Discovery Islands of BC will result in 1,498 people losing their…

‘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…

Ancient First Nations tongues support aquaculture science

The ancient tongues of many BC First Nations support scientific conclusions that state wild salmon returns vary on cycles and have nothing to do with aquaculture or salmon farms. CommentaryBy Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Some First Nations leaders, influenced by activists, are…

Perils and promises of a land-based salmon farmer

Critical incidents at Atlantic Sapphire is a cautionary tale for those pushing to move all ocean-based salmon farms to land-based closed containment systems in BC. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Atlantic Sapphire – the go to example for those wanting to grow…

First Nation lauds Mowi milestone in B.C.

All 28 active Mowi Canada West salmon farms off B.C.’s coast are now certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC). By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A First Nation community is hailing Mowi Canada West for getting all its salmon farms in B.C….

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 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…

Feed starving whales farmed salmon, say scientists

Radical idea that led to an orphaned orca being returned to the wild could help endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews One of the most enduring tales of human intervention to save killer whales is that of Springer,…

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…

Study shows challenges facing land-based salmon farms in B.C.

New aquaculture technologies, as well as conventional net-pen systems, will all play a role in contributing to global production of salmon states new government report By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Transitioning all open-net fish farms in British Columbia to land-based salmon farms…

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…

Liberals sacrifice rural salmon-farm jobs to win over urban activists’ votes

Trudeau’s new platform defies government’s own commitment to making decisions on aquaculture based on science and ignores the facts to mandate an unworkable solution to solve a problem that doesn’t actually exist. Commentary By John Paul Fraser The Liberal Party…

Seaweed sleuth offers a ‘kelp-ing’ hand for B.C.’s coastal communities

Cascadia Seaweed aims to become the largest producer of seaweed in the Pacific Northwest By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews For many, seaweed is perceived as little more than slimy marine debris on the beach. For Dr. Stephen Cross that slimy debris holds…