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Bid for more salmon rejected in Federal Court

By Seawestnews “Beyond a stated preference for sockeye salmon, the Squamish Nation did not address why other fish cannot satisfy the food needs of the community,” states a Federal Court ruling. The Squamish First Nation in British Columbia has lost…

Low risk of viral transfer from farmed salmon to wild sockeye, says DFO

Report is the first in a series that will assess the risk of pathogen transfer associated with aquaculture activities to wild fish and the environment By SeaWest News A new report by Fisheries and Oceans Canada has found that there…

The 10 most awesome gifts from the ocean

This week you have just a few last moments to find those special tokens of appreciation for the brilliant people in your life. Why not celebrate with some of our beautiful British Columbia’s gifts from the ocean? Without further ado,…

Discredited activists trot out fishy science again

Group was warned by government not to use “reckless allegations based on incomplete science” to impact livelihood of thousands of British Columbians A group of discredited activists, whose objective is to shut down salmon farms, have once again trotted out…

A solid year for Canada’s seafood farmers

Over 40 First Nation and Indigenous communities are now directly or indirectly involved in farming seafood in Canada. Canada’s seafood farmers produced a solid year of sustainable growth and new jobs in 2016 according to a new report released today…

A Christmassy Mussels Recipe

Every December we look forward to holiday gatherings with our colleagues, friends and family. It is, possibly, the one time of the year where we feel wild abandon in showing appreciation and love to the people in our lives. It…

Variety is key to a healthy life

Eat salmon and shellfish from accredited farms 2 to 3 times every week. Buy beef, chickens, ducks and other farmed animals from reputable local businesses. Investigate local greenhouses and support the businesses you respect. Buying organic fruits and vegetables from…

Cermaq Jobs

A career on the oceans Many different job types available near Vancouver Island communities Whether you are new to the work force, a skilled worker, a college or university graduate or someone simply looking for a career change, salmon aquaculture…

The inconvenient truth about salmon farming in B.C.

The more British Columbians get involved in decisions about how and where our food is produced, the better it will be for our oceans and those who depend on it for their livelihoods. If you pump an audience with lies,…

Activists illegally board farm, harm fish in latest stunt

A group of activists boarded the Burdwood salmon farm yesterday, and illegally launched kayaks and divers into a pen holding harvest-size Atlantic salmon. According to Cermaq Canada, which owns the site that is about 70 kms east of Port Hardy,…

Chef Sid puts a twist on grilled salmon

Chef Sid and his wife, Minnie (L) are proud supporters of British Columbia’s seafood.  Salmon is a fish every culture gravitates to in British Columbia. Most people start out using salmon in their traditional recipes from “back home” and…

These guys want to get fresh with you

By Fabian Dawson Seawest News In pursuit of app-iness, Joseph Lee and Robert Kirstiuk want to get fresh with you. Now before you go about getting ideas, let’s be clear that we are talking about B.C. seafood. The dynamic duo…

Seafood Festival – Chef Dang’s Geoduck Rockefeller

BC Seafood and Shellfish Festival 2017 Chef Dang, West Restaurant, South Granville (Now at Araxi Restaurant, see update and link below) “We celebrate everything from our terroir, from our region, we have always had very strong relationships with our farmers…

Chef Andrazza’s Naked BC Oysters

Fanny Bay BC Oysters Bar is Vancouver’s only 100 per cent tide to table restaurant here on Cambie. Chef Andrazza is passionate about his local seafoods and takes immense pride in showcasing the bounty of our ocean. From oysters in…

Chef Rail’s BC Spot Prawns and Tuna

BC spot prawns season is a huge favourite amongst Vancouver and Vancouver Island chefs. Chef Aaron Rail, White Whale Restaurant, Courtenay, “We are a casual restaurant with a focus on local ingredients, we have an abundance of beautiful local seafood…

Clams from British Columbia’s waters

A gorgeous clams dish by the chef of Blackfin Pub in Comox Valley, British Columbia. Chef Nigel McMeans, Blackfin Pub, Comox, “This area provides seafood to as far away as Las Vegas, San Francisco, they’re shipping it all the way…

BC Mussels dish by Chef St. Pierre Locals Restaurant

BC mussels are sweet and succulent, fresh as the ocean, and grown with love and passion. Chef Ronald St. Pierre’s menu showcases local foods from Vancouver Island producers. “We are very excited that Locals Restaurant has, for the second time…

Chef Dong: Salmon Chinese Way

Chef Eugene Dong, owner of Cottage Bistro, the popular blues joint and restaurant on Main Street, said listening to blues music changed his life. Eugene was orphaned at a very young age, he started working by the time he was…

Boban Kovachevich: Pan Roasted Salmon and Quinoa

Boban Kovachevich Corporate Chef Executive Hotels and Resorts, Burnaby Fundamental nature: Logic, unquenchable curiosity, and empathy Chef Boban Kovachevich started his culinary training at the age of seventeen and worked as a cook throughout his Culinary Arts schooling. After graduation,…

Seafood Watch upgrades Atlantic salmon farmed in BC

“B.C. is the only such region in the world to have this distinction for its entire Atlantic salmon production,” https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/environment-sustainability/seafood-watch-upgrades-atlantic-salmon-farmed-in-british-columbia-canada

Canada’s coast providing wide array of seafood for Midwest

One of the biggest sources for seafood for the United States are the coastal waters of British Columbia, from where more than 100 sustainable seafood products are shipped throughout Canada and exported. http://www.bcshellfishmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Farm-World-8B-6330.pdf

Value of B.C. farm-raised salmon climbing fast

The wholesale value of B.C. farmed raised salmon rose to $796 million in 2016, creating 2,966 direct jobs and 2,716 indirect jobs, according to the report prepared by accountants MNP LLP. The value of B.C. farmed fish rose 37 per…

Salmon in the city

The Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) is the advocate for local government in British Columbia. UBCM’s vision is to effectively represent and serve all local governments in BC. UBCM focusses on policy development and implementation, government relations, external communications, and…

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