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Blue Revolution charts the future of seafood in Canada

Seafood farmers and wild fishers unveil blueprint to double Canada’s seafood production, consumption and economic benefits By SeaWestNews From coast-to-coast fish farmers and wild fishers have developed a vision document to drive Canada’s Blue Revolution with the aim of doubling…

The future of food is from the sea

Researchers say the ocean and seafood have big roles to play as the world’s population grows. By SeaWestNews Growing fish on land faces various environmental and health concerns associated with large-scale agriculture concludes an international collaboration of scientists that studied…

Study looks at names for seafood grown in labs

New study evaluates what name should be used on labels for seafood products made from the cells of fish or shellfish to best meet regulatory and consumer acceptance criteria. By SeaWestNews Companies seeking to commercialize seafood products made from the…

Boosting aquaculture through innovation

“Offshore aquaculture is considered one of the most efficient methods of producing animal protein. Technology has helped make this possible.” CommentaryBy Bill DiMento Technology developments and advancements have modernized, and improved best practice use in the aquaculture industry. From machine…

Canada pumps millions into seafood sector to keep it safe

“COVID-19 has created real challenges for our fish and seafood processing sector, and they have continued to respond with tenacity and innovation,” Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans. By SeaWestNews Fish and seafood processing businesses in Canada are getting a…

‘Sea lies’ plague fish farmers in Nova Scotia

“COVID-19 has shown us the importance of local food production and the essential role aquaculture plays.” CommentaryBy Tom Smith It is an unfortunate reality that fish farming has been the subject of sustained misinformation campaigns in recent months. What makes…

Canada needs a strategy for its seafood farmers

U.S. President’s Executive Order mandating sweeping changes to boost seafood farming triggers renewed calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada needs to move quickly and decisively to ensure a sustainable development strategy for its seafood…

What you need to know about eating seafood and COVID-19

Farmed finfish and shellfish are a safe choice for consumers say a diverse group of scientists By SeaWestNews If there is one animal protein that you can consume without concern during the current COVID-19 pandemic, its seafood, say a plethora…

COVID-19 seafood campaign unites wild and farmed fisheries

Consumer campaign is aimed at helping Americans stay healthy during the COVID-19 public health crisis and help boost seafood economy By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Wild fish harvesters and aquaculture groups have come together to launch a consumer-facing campaign to help Americans…

Nathan Fong connected the world to B.C. seafood

Accolades pour in from around the world after the sudden passing of B.C.’s seafood ambassador By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Small in stature but gigantic in his passion for food, Nathan Fong’s global epicurean adventures touched many in the restaurant business, shaping…

COVID-19 – Canada reassures fisheries, aquaculture sectors

“I am committed to providing the Canadian fisheries and aquaculture sectors the support needed so they can continue to provide the world with sustainably-sourced, high quality, high value, fish and seafood.” By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Bernadette Jordan, Canada’s Fisheries Minister says…

‘AquaPioneers’ will take you from farm to film

Independent filmmakers to showcase the daily lives and dreams of five aquaculture pioneers who are driven by an “insatiable hunger for sustainability” By SeaWestNews A group of independent documentary filmmakers are planning to showcase the personal stories of five “aqua-pioneers”…

What Canadians want when it comes to seafood

New survey looks at sustainable and responsible seafood, environmental and social issues, as well as seafood tastes and preferences By SeaWestNews Canadians want to see change in the way we consume seafood, and they want to be part of that…

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…

Authentic Spanish Seafood Paella Recipe

“Paella, the essence of Spanish cuisine. Spain is famously known for Paella, especially in the region of Valencia, where Paella was created.” “Use quality ingredients to make a great paella, fresh British Columbia seafood, Spanish round rice and Spanish saffron….

New aquaculture tool kit to boost sustainable ‘Blue Growth’ in Europe

‘Tool kit will not only improve the industry itself, but also public perception of aquaculture’ – Professor Trevor Telfer, project lead TAPAS, a collaboration between 15 European partner institutions. By SeaWestNews The European Union, will embrace a new aquaculture tool…

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 baked with potatoes and tomatoes

A one-pot family-style salmon meal of wholesome, healthy and summery-tasty food. “Iodine, salt and gentle sea breeze. The bounty of the ocean on your plate. Flavours full of sea and sun, delicate yet distinct. Whether charcoal-grilled, fried in sizzling olive…

How we can feed the planet while saving the oceans

“Our vision is to stimulate a ‘race to the top’ among investors in which sustainable aquaculture and the wider ocean environment are the ultimate winners.” CommentaryBy Maria DamanakiGlobal Oceans Director, Nature Conservancy What if I showed you evidence suggesting the…

“When in doubt, just eat seafood”

A podcast featuring Jacqueline Claudia co-founder and CEO of Love the Wild By SeaWestNews Jacqueline Claudia, a coal miner’s daughter from Pennsylvania, always wanted to be a marine biologist. Today as co-founder and CEO of Love the Wild, she spends…

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…

No impact on lobsters from salmon farm operations

Eight-year study of lobsters below a salmon farm show no impact from the aquaculture operations on the crustaceans’ abundance, size or growth. By SeaWestNews An in-depth eight-year study of lobsters living below a salmon farm off New Brunswick’s Grand Manan…

Canada’s bounty of the seas to be showcased in Boston

North America’s largest seafood exposition attracts over 100 Canadian agencies and companies. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews More than 100 seafood companies and fisheries-related agencies will showcase Canada’s bounty of the seas at North America’s largest seafood exposition to be held in…

Happy Heart-healthy Day promotes eating more fish

At Robson square today, dozens of women, many wearing red, shared key messages on women’s heart health as part of a national campaign dubbed Wear Red Canada Day. Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Heart disease is the number one killer of women worldwide…

Why Canadians need to eat more seafood

Canada’s new Food Guide recognizes the health benefits of eating fish and seafood By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Canada’s new Food Guide to support healthy dietary choices and practices wants you to substitute protein sources containing saturated fats in favour of those…

Aquaculture, a key driver for global food revolution – Lancet

“Future expansion of seafood should come from aquaculture, which is one of the fastest growing food production sectors in the world” – Eat-Lancet commission report By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Global aquaculture production, if expanded sustainably, will be crucial for a radical…

Opening up minds about aquaculture in 2019

New Pacific Northwest alliance and a slew of initiatives will show how aquaculture will help combat climate change, over-fishing, and loss of habitat. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Opening up minds will be the key challenge for the aquaculture industry in Canada…

Jaimie’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Pesto Vegetables

Today’s recipe is Crispy Skin Salmon, cooked to perfection. With homemade Pesto, Sprouting Broccoli, French Beans and New Potatoes. Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is an ongoing campaign to improve the health and happiness of future generations through the food we…

Aquaculture Ambassador: R.J. Taylor

“We need to find new ways to show Canadians just how kick-ass and caring we are as an industry.” – Raymond J. Taylor, co‐owner, Cedar Crest Trout Farms. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic…

A team that gives to food banks together, stays together

By SeaWestNews  It was heartwarming to see our product on the shelves of the food bank freezers, ready to go out to support households in need. – Chris Read, Communications Manager, MarineHarvest Canada. Thirteen percent of Canadians live in a…