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Expo to explore First Nations opportunities in seafood value chain

Over 40 First Nations and Indigenous communities are now directly or indirectly involved in farming seafood in Canada. By SeaWestNews The BC Seafood Expo next month will examine business opportunities for First Nations communities along the entire aquaculture and fisheries…

Gordon Ramsay’s 38 seconds Prawn Cocktail

BC Seafood Festival is almost here. Plenty of fish, mussels, oysters, geoduck and spot prawns will be offered up. Wild BC spot prawns are a delicacy known around the world for their sweet, delicate flavour and firm texture. When spot…

Raising awareness about salmon farming

Raising awareness about salmon farming through conversations not confrontations Dozens of people from varying backgrounds on Vancouver Island recently met to have a respectful dialogue on salmon farming off the BC Coast. The participation was organized by Headwaters Community Conversations…

Court orders protestors to stop harassing fish farm workers

Marine Harvest continues to hope for meaningful dialogue with protestors  By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fish farm workers at Swanson Island, who have been subject to aggressive and bullying behaviour by protestors, are heaving a sigh of relief after a court…

Farm-raised Atlantic salmon at Whole Foods Market

It was a pleasure to see farm-raised Atlantic salmon as one of the sustainable and ethical choices at Whole Foods Market. Farm-raised salmon, raised right, is good for our health and the environment. Think about it, the heavier the protein,…

The Truth About Land Based RAS and Water Usage

Land Based Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) and Water Usage. A guide to understanding what land based RAS means for the environment.  By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews A few weeks ago, an article was published discussing the water requirements of the proposed…

Salmon farmers top eco-efficient animal protein charts: report

Salmon farmers’ commitment to transparency is evidence that they are committed to building a sustainable future, says World Wildlife Federation (WWF) By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of protein production –…

Mother’s Day Salmon-lunch in the backyard – Jaimie Oliver

Come Sunday, every single restaurant will be fully booked with waiting lines wrapping around the corners of buildings. Make your Mother’s Day stress-free, with this “Mouth-Watering Fennel Crusted Salmon by Jamie Oliver.” This year’s Mother’s day, save yourself the stress…

New Poll – it doesn’t add up

It was revealed on April 30th that one in four British Columbians were opposed to open net pen salmon farming. Problem is, the poll wasn’t all that representative. By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews I remember from my university days, when studying…

 Plenty of fish in Pacific Northwest says new study

Study backed by anti-salmon farm financiers say there is an abundance of salmon in the Pacific Northwest By SeaWestNews A new study shows the number of pink, chum and sockeye salmon in the Pacific Northwest have been more abundant during…

 “Shocking” glass sponge reef video not that shocking, says expert

Glass sponge reef video being peddled by anti-fish farm lobby is a natural occurrence says expert (PICTURE: The top is a screen grab from a video of dead glass sponge reefs purportedly close to a salmon farm in the Broughton…

A Must-Sea Festival in BC – our Seafood Celebration

When it comes to seafood celebrations we in British Columbia know how to honour, praise and share the bounties from our ocean. The BC Seafood Festival is a must-attend festival if you love eating seafood and meeting chefs. If you…

Inside the fear mongering campaign against aquaculture

A veterinarian’s perspective of how the anti-fish farm lobby uses pseudo-science and diseases to spread fear about salmon farming By Dr. Hugh Mitchell SeaWestNews Peter Drucker, the management expert, economist and Nobel laureate, is quoted as saying: “Aquaculture, not the…

Try this Salmon Poke Bowl by Jen at Tastemade

Salmon Poke Bowl recipe by Jen Phanomrat at Tastemade. I find Tastemade is definitely a place for the young and hip to be, here you can find out what is trending and what is not. Truly this is the real…

Salmon virus study is about activism not science: experts

Anti-salmon farm lobby plans media blitz around new report that is aimed to spread fear not facts about PRV virus By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A new report on the effects of the Piscine Reovirus (PRV) on wild salmon is “speculative”…

  BC Seafood Festival to showcase a galaxy of chefs

The BC Seafood Festival, held in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, is from June 8 to 17 By SeaWestNews A growing list of internationally renowned chefs will be celebrating and presenting the best of local seafood during the BC Seafood…

Freshwater Farms Hatchery-proud manager Laura Guzda is “an Island girl”

It could be said that Victoria-born and North Island bred Laura Guzda, Manager of Freshwater Farms hatchery in Duncan, Vancouver Island, has aquaculture as part of her roots. By Gina Forsyth SeaWestNews Laura Guzda (pictured) grew up in Port McNeill….

 Iconic UK retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) backs salmon farming

Marks and Spencer (M&S), which operates in 50 countries, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Marks and Spencer, the iconic UK retailer, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming in a…

British Columbia Salmon Farming and Viruses

Thousands of fish health screenings on wild, hatchery-raised, and farm-raised salmon have been completed by professionals in B.C., Alaska, and Washington State and not a single test confirms the presence of any exotic fish viruses or diseases, including ISA. Viruses…

BC Salmon Farms and Sea Lice Management

B.C. salmon farming companies are transparent in sharing information and reporting data. Atlantic salmon farmers have committed to posting monthly updates of sea lice monitoring data collected on their farm sites, which can be found online. Sea lice are a…

British Columbia Fish Farming and Antibiotics

Antibiotics are rarely used and, if required, are only available through prescription by a licensed veterinarian for the purpose of managing bacterial illnesses in fish. B.C. salmon farmers are dedicated to raising healthy fish in a healthy environment. These farmers…

Canada’s salmon farmers push for Federal Aquaculture Act

Federal Aquaculture Act will build on an already impressive record of safety and sustainability, say Canada’s salmon farmers. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada’s salmon farmers say a Federal Aquaculture Act is needed to address many of the issues raised in…

Norway seas the future with aquaculture

Prime minister Erna Solberg wants her country to develop an aquaculture industry that can deliver food and economic values within an acceptable footprint. By SeaWestNews Norway, ranked as one of the best countries for green living, will further develop the…

Rethink your plastic use this Earth Day

Sunday, April 22nd 2018 will mark forty-eight years since the inception of the first Earth Day and I am especially troubled by the lack of progress we have made in curbing the waste and pollution being dumped into our oceans….

Anti-fish farm activists’ adverse effects on sustainability

Look, when we speak of sustainability we are speaking about the three major guidelines people and corporations must follow so we can one day arrive at a truly sustainable global life.  By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Environmental sustainability is the ability…

Land based fish farming a net loss for BC

Questioning the environmental sustainability of land based fish farming systems. I have a degree in Environmental Sustainability and I work on a freshwater recirculating aquaculture system and have previously worked on a freshwater flow through aquaculture system. By Kenny Leslie…

How Canada can help save Asia’s oceans

The global demand for seafood is steadily increasing. Population growth, rising per capita incomes, and urbanization are fueling a 7 – 9% increase in demand each year, says the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) By SeaWestNews According to Food and…

Asia running out of fish and seafood

Experts, scientists push for aquaculture as UN warns that Asia will run out of “exploitable fish stocks” for commercial fishing by 2048. Sustainable seafood farms can help Asia’s oceans. By Mata Press Service Southeast Asia has one of the most diverse…

Check out these Tasty recipes for salmon

These millenials know their salmon. Here in this Tasty video you can learn four fast ways to create salmon recipes in a flash. The health benefits of farm-fresh salmon transcends all age groups, from young children getting their omega-3s fatty…

Farmed Atlantic salmon tops the protein charts

Johns Hopkins University study establishes farming Atlantic salmon as a sustainable and resilient food system for the world. SeaWestNews Farmed Atlantic salmon tops the charts when it comes to creating sustainable and resilient food systems for the world, says a…

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