• Marine Harvest ...

    Marine Harvest is a finalist for having the most outstanding HR team of the year By SeaWestNews Marine Harvest’s Human Resources team has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious Canadian HR Award. This award recognizes the most outstanding HR team of the year, in an organization with 500 employees or more in Canada. […]

    Farmed seafood ...

    A look at some of what is happening in the world of aquaculture By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The United Nations says that aquaculture (Farmed Seafood) continues to grow faster than any other major food production sector in the world as it helps boost the economies of coastal communities and put affordable protein on the table. […]
  • Sea Shepherd “u...

    Pacific Salmon Foundation shoots down Sea Shepherd’s claim while taking aim at critics of a study it supports. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has fired a broadside at the American eco-militant group, Sea Shepherd, calling it “unethical” for its attempt to link the recent death of a baby Orca whale to […]

    Stable coastal ...

    Evidence of British Columbia’s success as a world leader in salmon farming is found all around, in the social fabric of coastal communities reborn thanks to the industry, says veterinarian and former salmon farmer Brad Hicks. By Paula Arab “We’re already into second-generation farmers in B.C. and lots of them,” says Hicks, a co-owner of […]
  • Funding Availab...

    Sea Pact project funding available for innovative aquaculture projects By SeaWestNews Sea Pact, an innovative alliance of seafood industry leaders, has announced the opening of their seventh annual project funding cycle with a new process commencing with an initial Request for Letters of Interest (LOIs). Sea Pact is a group of leading North American seafood […]

    Whale of a whop...

    “Savaged study” used by anti-fish farming activists to link death of orca to salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A discredited study, savaged by some of the country’s top aquaculture scientists, is being trotted out again today by the anti-salmon farming lobby to connect the industry to the recent death of a baby orca whale. […]
  • Aquaculture pro...

    “Canada has provided leadership in the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and can do so in the future” – Dr. Donald Noakes, Dean of Science & Technology at Vancouver Island University By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada can easily boost its aquaculture production within a decade with a modern regulatory framework that is specifically designed […]

    Greece is the w...

    From Asia to Africa to Europe aquaculture is taking center stage to lift people out of poverty, help replenish wild stocks and provide a sustainable source of affordable protein. In part one of the SeaWestNews series, Sea the Future, we look at how fish farming is shaping the economy of Greece and the Mediterranean diet. […]
  • Fish farming wi...

    Salmon farms represent about .05 percent of the entire B.C. coast, they have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast B.C. marine coastline for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of B.C.’s aquaculture industry, has quietly become the province’s largest agricultural export. One of the most pristine coastlines in […]

    More countries ...

    As Canadian salmon farmers push Ottawa for a Federal Aquaculture Act, the UN is also urging countries to implement proper legislation for their fish farming industry By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews More people than ever before are eating farmed fish and more countries around the world are turning to fish farms as a key source of […]
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