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BBQ Farm-Fresh Salmon, one-pan and two-steps.

Spring seems to dragging its tail this year and we cannot wait to fire up the grill. To tide us over until warmer weather, here is a quick and easy recipe for farm-fresh salmon BBQ, on a bun. Green Onions…

Wild vs Farmed Salmon is not a dilemma

Now that I live in Vancouver, there are certain culinary matters that I am required to have an opinion on. Gluten, fermentation, GMOs, wild vs farmed salmon, for examples. By Taz Bacchus SeaWestNews Our responsibility as consumers is to always…

Why BC salmon farmers don’t want a debate with an activist

Alexandra Morton’s attempt to get a public debate about BC salmon farming, with BC salmon farmers, does not deserve the attention she craves, states grassroots group, BC Aquaculture Awareness By BC Aquaculture Awareness Dear Alexandra Morton, You have recently publicly challenged a…

2,000 SupremeSalmon restaurants planned for China and Taiwan

Marine Harvest, the world’s biggest fish-farmer, outlines massive expansion plan for its SupremeSalmon By Fabian Dawson Seawestnews Marine Harvest, the world’s biggest fish-farmer, plans to open 2,000 all-salmon restaurants in China and Taiwan in the coming years, targeting turnovers of…

Sustainability is an Important factor to consider

Sustainability is becoming one of the most important factors to consider when buying any of our food, but specifically in this case our salmon. By Ana Roman SeaWestNews According to a recent article by the BBC, “… more than 55%…

Vancouver Island Good, where the living is food

New campaign to showcase food, fish and everything else grown or made on Vancouver Island By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) has launched a new initiative aimed at increasing the strength of the local food economy….

It’s in aquaculture’s best interest to protect the ocean

Letter:   “If people wish to continue consuming the healthy proteins and omega oils found in salmon, the reality is that those salmon will have to be farmed, and farmed in the ocean, in their natural environment”  Dylan Hynes Sustainable aquaculture…

Crime Stoppers and BC Salmon Farmers launch unique environmental tip line in B.C.

BC Salmon Farmers first group to step up to the plate as Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers initiates unique partnership to fight poaching and pollution By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews.com The proliferation of environmental crimes locally and globally has prompted Crime Stoppers…

Canada reacts to Washington’s ban on Atlantic salmon farming

Canada remains committed to science and evidence-based decision making, not emotion, on future of Atlantic salmon farming. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Government of Canada is committed to science and evidence-based decision making when it comes to the future of…

 Letter from top US seafood scientists about salmon farming

Don’t make decisions about salmon farming in “a climate fueled by fear and propaganda” warn top scientists in Washington. AN OPEN LETTER TO THE WASHINGTON STATE LEGISLATURE: As representatives of the scientific community, we are alarmed that the Washington state…

Why Germans prefer farmed salmon

Farmed salmon trumps wild in German taste test When it comes to the German palate, farmed salmon tastes better than wild salmon. Undercurrentnews.com, based in London, reports that the German charity Warentest has investigated and concluded: in the taste test,…

Black Soldier Fly on a new mission for salmon farms

David Suzuki’s insect-feed brainchild will help make salmon farming more sustainable but he is bugged about it. By Fabian Dawson The short and unremarkable life of the Black Soldier Fly involves nothing more than mating and laying eggs. It does…

Washington lawmakers’ must vote against fish farm ban

Ban will be an be an embarrassment to the state’s reputation globally says former state senator as he debunks myths circulated by fish farm opponents By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews.com Washington-based fish farmers are calling on their lawmakers to vote down…

Salmon farming through the eyes of Deja Coupe

A salmo farming morning with Deja. “Connecting with what we are doing hands on is a very magical experience.” Meet Deja Coupe, Assistant production Data Analyst at Cermaq Canada. Watch the video below for more insight into fish farming in…

BC salmon and shellfish are Made In Canada products

Did you know that the second largest seafood consumption is farmed salmon? Members of BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) grows the world’s most desired fish. Salmon raising, from inception to consumption, follows the same process as shellfish – spawned from…

Fish farming industry nurtures Michelle Atleo

BC fish farming creates schooling and jobs in the rural communities big cities forget about. Nellie is proud of her job and where the salmon aquaculture industry is going. She is instrumental in helping new staff get adjusted, in guiding…

The sense in growing fish on an ocean farm

Meet Greg Foreman, site manager for two of Cermaq Canada’s fish farms. Greg starts his mornings with one important factor – his job puts a smile on his face every single day. The work day starts with checking the water…

Fish farming regulations are stringent in BC, Canada

Bad salmon farming practices in a different country must not affect our stringently regulated fish farming industry. “VANCOUVER—A Washington senator says he wants to see British Columbia join the state in phasing out ocean-based Atlantic salmon farms when the province…

3 billion people rely on seafood to survive

“Approximately three billion people in the world rely on both wild-caught and farmed seafood as their primary source of protein.”  WWF Sustainable Seafood (link below) Here in British Columbia our aquaculture industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the…

Scientist refutes WFC claims regarding farmed salmon

Washington state scientist refutes NGO claims farmed fish affects native fish populations Genetic specialist says the Wild Fish Conservancy has ‘misused scientific literature to exaggerate risks.’, reports intrafish.com The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is refuting claims made by the…

Welcome to the office of BC salmon farmers

A hard place to get to but a good place to be, say craftsman salmon farmers in British Columbia  By SeaWest News For over a decade now, Steve Munro has been raising salmon in the pristine waters of Nootka Sound…

The Omega-3 factor for a healthy body

Eating seafood twice a week contributes to a healthier diet and can play an important role in improving the health of Canadians of all ages. That’s why public health officials, such as the Health Canada, recommend eating seafood twice a…

Wild salmon facing toxic punch from stormwater runoff

Stormwater runoff of urban roadways pose toxic danger to wild salmon Washington State University researchers have found that salmon face a double whammy when they swim in the stormwater runoff of urban roadways, WSU News reports. First, as scientists learned…

Give a heartfelt gift this Valentine’s Day

Now that you have captured your mate’s heart, look after it with Lure, Chef Ned Bell’s cookbook featuring sustainable seafood recipes from the West Coast By SeaWestNews If you are looking for a gift from the heart, for the heart,…

How to fillet a whole fish with Jaimie Oliver’s video

In the following video, watch the chef teach us how to fillet a whole farmed fish at home. Jaimie Oliver is proud to trace his ingredients right back to its source, including farmed fish. Nothing is as profound as Jaimie’s…

Why the Washington State fish farm collapse is an “unlikely event” in B.C.

Industry veterans say that the salmon farming industry practice of adopting state-of-the art technology to clean pen nets in B.C. is among the world’s best By SeaWestNews Two of Canada’s leading experts on aquaculture engineering say it’s highly unlikely that…

Seafood nutrients and why you need them

Farmed fish and shellfish are both excellent natural sources of high quality protein and essential nutrients By SeaWestNews Farmed fish and shellfish are both excellent natural sources of high quality protein and essential nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and…

Why seafood is good for your health

From heart disease to aging, seafood consumption has a range of benefits for your body and mind By SeaWestNews There is an abundance of ongoing scientific research and published peer-reviewed studies around seafood and its many health benefits. Here are…

Cermaq helps First Nations students pursue bright futures

Keenan Andrew is getting closer to finally starting the career he’s been working towards for years, thanks in part to a scholarship from Cermaq Canada. (pictured) Keenan Andrew with his partner and their new baby. Andrew, a member of the…

Chef Ramsay’s Crispy Skin Salmon

Hell’s salmon – partial to chicken, Ramsay, for his part, will put Crispy Skin Salmon on the menu at his bright, 300-seat Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip. “With wild salmon only available for shorter periods during the…

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