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New book rehashes false claims about salmon farming

Extensive review has identified numerous falsehoods and misrepresentations in new Salmon Wars, book. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews American seafood farmers say a new book that purports to take a “deep dive” into salmon farming is actually a shallow narrative full of…

Salmon farmers spend millions to define aquaculture transition

Salmon farmers move ahead with multi-million dollar projects to show how the proposed transition of open-net aquaculture operations in British Columbia, can be done. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews As the federal government looks into coming up with a plan to transition…

Calls to renew BC salmon farming licenses grow

“I’ve been involved in B.C.’s salmon industry for over 40 years and have witnessed the benefits that aquaculture brings to our people and traditional territories,” – Richard Harry, executive director of the Aboriginal Aquaculture Association. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Canadian…

Salmon farms have no impact on wild stocks states new study

Scottish peer-reviewed study calls for an end to the scapegoating of the salmon farming industry as the cause of population declines in wild stocks, while the ILO declares that aquaculture can feed the world. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Salmon farms have…

Theatre of aquaculture absurdities set for 2022 season

“Every science denier cherry picks data, believes in conspiracy theories, engages in illogical reasoning, relies on fake experts and denigrates real experts.” If that sounds familiar in the context of activism against aquaculture in British Columbia, it is. CommentaryBy Fabian…

2022 is the year to make it happen for Canada’s wild and farmed fisheries

The Fisheries Council of Canada and the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance, the national associations representing wild and farmed seafood respectively, have come together to provide a solution that captures the untapped potential of Canadian waters. CommentaryBy Paul Lansbergen We’ve come…

Most Canadians support ocean-based salmon farming, aquaculture

While the federal government has been bowing to demands from anti-aquaculture activists, most Canadians see farming in the oceans as a sustainable way to harvest salmon, states a new survey from Dalhousie University By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews A survey of 10,000…

Demand for farmed salmon soars around the world

Seafood companies report record global gains as retail demand for sustainably farmed salmon grows By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The global demand for farmed salmon is soaring as the world’s largest seafood farmers report record revenues coming out of Covid-19 lockdown measures….

America forges ahead with aquaculture while Canada dithers

New aquaculture legislation tabled in the US Senate aims to spur economic growth while conserving ocean environments By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews America is ramping up offshore aquaculture production with new legislation to increase the growth of sustainable seafood in its federal…

Vancouver Island ready to grow with salmon farmers

Community support grows for BC’s salmon farmers as mayors and businesses call for their voices to be heard at the aquaculture-decision making tables. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Four Vancouver Island mayors and scores of businesses have thrown their support behind BC…

‘Salmon’ author pans Patagonia’s anti-fish farm activism

Ousting ocean-based farms to grow fish on land not a good idea, says Mark Kurlansky, the New York Times bestselling author of “Salmon”, published by Patagonia. By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Mark Kurlansky, the New York Times bestselling author…

Why I support BC’s salmon farmers – Mayor, Port Hardy

“Critics should get up to speed on the leading-edge technology that modern salmon farmers are using, and the science that tells us farmed and wild salmon can co-exist.” Commentary By Dennis DugasMayor of Port Hardy My big-city counterparts ask me…

Wild and farmed seafood critical to future food supply

“Building a strong domestic aquaculture industry is a win-win. It’s good for the economy and good for the planet,” – NOAA By SeaWestNews Danielle Blacklock is a firm believer that wild and farmed seafood are critical to America’s future food…

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…

Fish farms carbon footprint among lowest affirms study

New findings in Iceland are broadly in line with studies carried out in other countries, including Canada. By SeaWestNews A new study in Iceland has reaffirmed that the carbon footprint of fish farming in the Arctic nation is lower than…

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…

A new journey to raise awareness about aquaculture in B. C.

“I really want to meet everybody who wants to know more about aquaculture” – Michelle Franze, Manager of Communications, Partnerships and Community for the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA). By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Powered by a passion for the ocean and…

A new approach for aquaculture in B.C.

“A sustainable aquaculture sector will provide safe, high-quality Canadian products to markets here at home and around the world.” By Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard Wild Pacific salmon are incredibly important to the people of…

Transparency driving change in the aquaculture industry

Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of animal protein production states new sustainability report By SeaWestNews Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of animal protein production – with the lowest…

Sustainable seafood champ, Ned Bell, awarded doctorate

Ocean Wise Executive Chef Ned Bell will receive an Honorary Doctor of Technology degree at VIU’s June 21 Convocation ceremony. The driving force that defines Ned Bell is his passion for crafting globally inspired dishes crafted using locally grown ingredients,…

Aquaculture Ambassador: Jenny Weitzman

“The single greatest message I want to spread is that there is a way that aquaculture can be both economically secure, societally endorsed, and environmentally responsible,” Jenny Weitzman, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada…

Aquaculture Ambassador: Kenny Leslie

“My education has drawn me to Aquaculture. A degree in environmental sustainability could be applied in so many ways to so many different industries,” Kenny Leslie, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates…

“It is clear the world needs aquaculture.”

“Currently, over 90% of the planet’s wild fish stocks are being either fished to the legal maximum or overfished. It is clear the world needs aquaculture.” A note from Jonathan WilkinsonMinister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard We’re…

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…

Feds pump cash to support jobs in BC’s coastal communities

Funding will also assist in ensuring enhanced protection of marine environment By SeaWestNews The federal government is pumping over a million dollars into 15-BC based fisheries and aquaculture businesses to help them adopt greener practices that will improve energy efficiency,…

A year of challenges and opportunities in aquaculture

“The ocean is our answer to providing sustainable, safe and healthy food sources for generations to come.” By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews 2018 has been a year of challenges and opportunities for British Columbia’s sustainable salmon farming industry. “I…