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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…

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…

Beyond the decision to close salmon farms in the Discovery Islands

MP and husband hold celebratory dinner as North Vancouver Island reacts to the closure of salmon farms in the Discovery Islands, that will likely kill hundreds of jobs. CommentaryBy Fabian Dawson Hundreds of jobs, both directly and indirectly related to…

Fact checking the anti-fish farm fiction

“While anti-farming opponents rely on outdated and fabricated misinformation to spin their fiction, the world is moving ahead with sustainable salmon aquaculture” CommentaryBy John Paul Fraser An excerpt of a book written from an activist perspective about salmon farming that…

‘Salmon’ author pans Patagonia’s anti-fish farm activism

Ousting ocean-based farms to grow fish on land not a good idea, says Mark Kurlansky, the New York Times bestselling author of “Salmon”, published by Patagonia. By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Mark Kurlansky, the New York Times bestselling author…

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…

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…

Cermaq-Kuterra salmon pact will enhance food security

Baby fish pact between different sides of the salmon farming industry shows the importance of working together for the benefit of local communities in BC. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Ocean-based salmon farmer Cermaq Canada has signed a three-year agreement to continue…

Beyond the headlines about salmon aquaculture

Recent studies by anti-fish farm activist-scientists hide inconvenient truths about sustainable salmon aquaculture in Canada By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The recent spate of aquaculture studies, pushed by anti-fish farm activist-scientists is aimed at garnering sensational headlines to oust salmon farmers from…

Why you need to eat more fatty seafood, like salmon

Eating seafood, particularly fatty fish such as salmon, anchovies and sardines, is the optimal way to get omega-3s that will protect your heart By SeaWestNews A study of studies has provided compelling evidence that eating Omega-3 rich seafood, like salmon,…

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…

UBC, Mowi to study new salmon smolt strategy

Two million dollar project will help improve both the sustainability and productivity of BC’s salmon aquaculture industry, says DFO By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Can bigger baby salmon survive better in ocean net pens to improve the sustainability and productivity of BC’s…

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…

“Our salmon is safe” Canada tells China

China grapples with a new COVID-19 outbreak traced to the chopping board used by a seller of imported salmon at a Beijing market By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s seafood farmers and fishers have a message for China. “Our salmon is safe,”…

How do salmon know where they were hatched?

Researchers get closer to one of nature’s most enduring mysteries By SeaWestNews How salmon find their way back to where they were hatched has been one of nature’s most enduring mysteries. Researchers in Oregon State University’s College of Agricultural Sciences…

Bakes and Salmon Hash Recipes

Serve your bakes with this fresh salmon hash, made with local fish, onions, garlic, tomatoes and potatoes Bakes and fish (also known as bannocks and salmon) is the only hangover from colonisation that I will accept. The Scots brought their…

Salmon sleuths set sail again to study secrets of the sea

  “The research conducted on this ship offers hope and promise to all who are concerned about wild salmon” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A dozen scientists from Canada, U.S. and Russia set sail today from Vancouver Island for the Gulf of…

Prosciutto Wrapped Salmon Recipe

In an effort to live sustainably, we can eat more fish, so let us get creative with fresh home grown salmon, shall we? Enjoy this Prosciutto wrapped salmon recipe. This Prosciutto wrapped salmon is a hit every single time I…

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…

Trout is the new salmon in Washington’s fish farms

“This approval to farm trout through marine aquaculture supports our Council’s commitment to diversified economic development as strong stewards of our environment,” Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe Chairman W. Ron Allen. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)…

Kari Laksa with Salmon

I have tried Kari Laksa in Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Ipoh, and Penang, and although there were all fantastic, my favourite was dining on Kari Laksa Udang (prawns), in a little seaside restaurant in Penang. Kari Laksa in Malaysia is as…

Landslide blocking migrating salmon is “spectacular” as it is “daunting”

“There is no higher priority for me and for my department in British Columbia than addressing the Big Bar landslide on the Fraser River,” – Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s new Fisheries Minister By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Big Bar landslide on the…

Low FODMAP Salmon Curry

A low FODMAP salmon curry doesn’t sound right, or does it? Anything is possible if we want it badly enough. This is the true joy of cooking, the challenges, and the eventual successes. FODMAP is an acronym, derived from “Fermentable…

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…

Herring row heats up in the Strait of Georgia

“Fisheries management decisions should be based on solid peer-reviewed science not the number of signatures on a petition.” – BC Seafood Alliance. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The BC Seafood Alliance, the largest commercial fishing organization on Canada’s West Coast, is hailing…

Five-Ingredient Greek Ceviche with salmon or sea bass

This Greek Ceviche is simple and uses only 5 ingredients. Use farm-raised fish like sea bass or salmon to create simple healthy fare to lighten up traditional Christmas indulgences. Ceviche originated in Peru, where it is typically made from fresh…

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…

Growing fish on land not such a good idea says global panel

‘The largest potential gains for food production lie in the sustainable expansion of marine aquaculture’ – says a new scientific paper for a group of 14 heads of government, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Growing fish on…

Salmon sleuths plan another expedition to uncover secrets of the sea

“While we know a fair amount about the lives of salmon close to shore and in our rivers and streams we really don’t know much about their lives in the open ocean” John Paul Fraser, B.C. Salmon Farmers Association. By…

Salmon stock recovery in B.C. gets a boost

New international lab accreditation will help salmon recovery levels By SeaWestNews The British Columbia Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences (BC CAHS) in Campbell River has attained the International Standards Organization (ISO) accreditation, another feather in its illustrious cap. The ISO…