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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…

Lime Salmon Recipe for a Low FODMAP diet

What was pleasantly surprising about this low FODMAP Salmon recipe was the complete range of flavours created with just a few ingredients. A low FODMAP diet cuts out many common products that contain certain foods. The principle behind the diet…

Sustainable salmon from our farm to your table

Mowi farm technician Clara McGhee discusses the crucial business of salmon feeding strategies and how this help to ensure a site remains profitable, environmentally sustainable and capable of producing nutritious fish for consumers around the world. By Clara McGhee We…

Five new B.C. programs to enhance salmon habitat

“We’re taking steps to promote long-term and sustainable salmon runs in B.C.” – Lana Popham, BC Minister of Agriculture By SeaWestNews Five new Vancouver-based projects will get $2.7 million in government funding to restore and enhance salmon habitat to support…

Wild smoked salmon product recalled after Listeria fears

Western Family Original Wild Sockeye Smoked Salmon Nuggets recalled due to Listeria monocytogenes By SeaWestNews The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling a brand of wild smoked salmon due to the risk of it being contaminated with Listeria. In a…

Eat more salmon to keep bowel cancer at bay

Research reveals eating more oily fish like salmon could reduce risk of bowel cancer, which kills 25 Canadians every day By SeaWestNews Three or more portions a week of oily fish, like salmon, cuts the risk of bowel cancer, which…

Vietnamese-inspired Salmon Wontons

Jillian Dang shares her healthy salmon wontons recipe with us, hope you love it as much as we do. Jillian Dang (pictured) has been cooking since the age of 10. She worked with her uncle and aunt in their busy street…

Alaska hatchery pink salmon imperil wild stocks

“Growth and survival in North American salmon stocks have been shown to be negatively affected by hatchery-produced pink salmon.” – peer-reviewed study published in Nature Ecology and Evolution “Canadian wild salmon have a long run to Alaska pastures and have…

Comox Valley’s very own Chef Ronald St. Pierre

Chef Ronald St. Pierre grew up in a small town, east of Montreal, in the middle of farm lands. His first position was with Relais & Château Resort Les Trois Tillieuls.  He moved to Vancouver in 1982 and, like so…