Top chefs gather to discuss the F word in seafood

“It’s not about wild or farmed…it’s about wild and farmed…I am proud to champion aquaculture because it is the future,” – Ned Bell executive chef with Ocean Wise and founder of Chefs for Oceans. When it comes to seafood, not every chef can agree on the F word. But most know that fish farming is the […]
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Chef Ned Bell, an eco-sustainable revolutionary when it comes to fish farming

A chef’s moral responsibility to the world is to respect people and cultures while teaching about food-sustainability.  Before there were celebrity chefs in Vancouver there were chefs Ned Bell, Rob Feenie and Michael Jacob, the chefs that put Vancouver’s restaurant scene on the map with Lumiere, the multi-awarded Vancouver restaurant. Before Lumiere there was Le […]
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Chef Shaun Spooner will fork it out at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018

Chef Shaun Spooner, The Prime Chophouse – Courtenay, BC, was born in Edmonton, Alberta where he literally grew up in the hospitality industry – his mom was involved in Hotel Management. Later, when his mom was transferred to Victoria, B.C., Shaun saw his future as a chef. “I knew from the first moment I saw […]
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NIC’s Chef Bauby will be at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Bauby spent his early twenties exploring Morocco, the Canary Islands, the Cabo Verde Islands, the Ivory Coast, the Congo, and Sierra Leone, before coming to Canada in 1991 to grow his career as a chef and an instructor. With 30 years of experience that includes catering for President Bill Clinton, coaching students to win […]
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Chef Chance Wilke takes a chance at the BC Seafood Fest

Chef Chance Wilke knew from a young age that he was going to be a professional chef. His first food memory was at the age of 2 when he helped his mom fry an egg, and that fondness for the ‘culinary world’ was the beginning of his ongoing love for experimenting and creating amazing food […]
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Chef Dang at the BC Seafood Festival, 2018

Chef Quang Dang, Executive Chef at Araxi Restaurant & Oyster Bar – Whistler, BC, was raised in Calgary, with family roots that stretch back to Scotland and the orchards and rice fields of Vietnam, Chef Quang Dang moved to Vancouver in 1998 to finish his engineering degree and to train for the Olympics with Canada’s […]
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Chef Pabst will be at the BC Seafood Festival, Comox Valley

Chef Pabst, Executive Chef, Blue Water Cafe is one of Canada’s most accomplished chefs, Frank Pabst’s disciplined technique—earned in some of Europe’s finest kitchens—is matched to the West Coast’s abundant harvest of seafood. Widely recognized for his creative impetus and leadership in responsible seafood practices, today Pabst leads Blue Water Cafe’s brigade of expert chefs […]
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Chef Whittaker takes to the kitchens at the BC Seafood Festival

Forage and Chef Chris Whittaker have been recognized for their outstanding efforts by both Vancouver Magazine Green Award and Where Magazine Green Table Network Award. Most recently Whittaker was inducted into the BC Restaurant & Food Service Association Hall of Fame. Chef Whittaker’s philosophy is simple: respect our land and water. Use local suppliers: small […]
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Chef Garrett Schack will be at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Garrett Schack started his career at the age of 19 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Today, he’s the Executive Chef and Food & Beverage Manager for Victoria’s only rooftop restaurant, Vista 18 Westcoast Grill & Wine Bar. From the Bay of Fundy to the Strait of Juan de Fuca, seafood has always been at the […]
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Pino Posteraro, Cioppino’s, é buono chef at the BC Seafood fest!

Chef Giuseppe (Pino) Posteraro was born in Lago, Italy, on March 22, 1964. At the age of twelve, he came to Canada to visit his brother not realizing at the time that later in his life he would be making Canada his permanent home. After beginning training as a medical student, Chef Pino changed track […]
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Chef Morgan Wilson, Q at The Empress, at the BC Seafood Fest

Chef Morgan Wilson brings almost 30 years of culinary experience to his role as Executive Chef, Q at The Empress. He begun his hospitality career as Chef Apprentice with Delta Whistler in 1989. After successfully completing his apprenticeship, Chef Morgan moved to Vancouver to work in an independent restaurant called La Toque Blanche as Chef […]
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Chef Matthias Fong, River Café Calgary to BC’s Comox Valley

A born and raised Calgarian, Chef Matthias Fong’s interest in the culinary world lead him to seek employment at River Café while completing his studies at the university of Calgary. Chef Matthias Fong graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, developing a profound appreciation for the study of food, both academic and pragmatic. After […]
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Meet the chef, Melissa Craig, at the BC Seafood Festival

Chef Melissa Craig, Executive Chef of the Bearfoot Bistro, will be at the BC Seafood Festival. After training at Malaspina, Chef Melissa Craig moved to the southern tip of Vancouver Island and did her apprenticeship at The Sooke Harbour House – an establishment regarded by many as one of the finest restaurants in the world. […]
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Chef Tim Ho at the BC Seafood Festival

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Chef Tim Ho is a professional culinary veteran with over 25 years of experience. The chef started his career in 1993 as a Kitchen Helper in City Garden Hotel in Hong Kong. Chef Tim Ho was then promoted to Senior Cook, Kitchen Section Head and subsequently Sous Chef, where […]
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BC Seafood Expo and Festival

UNDP – Fish On Land, Dairy Cows On The Ocean?

UNDP Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The UNDP Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has put the pressure on aquaculture to grow more fish. We need to feed a population of 7.6 billion. We need to alleviate the pressures off our shrinking arable land. We have to slow down the evaporation of our clean-drinking water. Droughts, earthquakes, floods […]
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Cermaq Canada Job Opportunity Fish Health Manager

              Cermaq Canada Job Opportunity   Fish Health Manager, Campbell River, BC Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence.  With our skilled team, we strive for a high quality product achieved through sustainable aquaculture practices.  Our […]
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The “super wicked problem” of wild Atlantic salmon decline

Some like to point the finger at salmon farming; but, the fact is no one really knows why there has been a continual decline of the Atlantic Salmon in most if not all of their native countries. By Susan Farquharson For SeaWestNews A lovely drawing of a salmon farm hangs on the wall of my […]
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  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 Festival.  In addition, a range of top restaurants will proudly be presenting BC Seafood on […]
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 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 submission to the Scottish parliament’s inquiry into the aquaculture industry. The international, multichannel retailer operating […]
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Aquaculture’s popularity growing globally says new report

Global aquaculture market, valued at $170 billion, seen as major driver of the food industry worldwide By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The growing market for farmed fish and other aquaculture products underscores its growing popularity around the world as a sustainable solution to counter the decline and depletion of marine resources, says a new report. Aquaculture […]
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Coastal communities speak up for BC’s salmon farming industry

Premier John Horgan inundated with letters from the often neglected voices in BC’s coastal communities that depend on salmon farms By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Workers in British Columbia’s salmon farming industry have sent hundreds of letters to the office of Premier John Horgan about what the future could hold for a sustainable industry that thousands […]
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 “Salmon capital of the world” wants Federal Aquaculture Act

Polarized sides in aquaculture debate need to realize there’s a middle ground somewhere that is well worth trying to find, states Campbell River Chamber of Commerce. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Campbell River, which prides itself as the Salmon Capital of the World, is urging the B.C. government to work with Ottawa to provide fair access […]
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Canada’s fish and seafood exports strong and growing

The value of Canada’s fish and seafood exports continued trending upward in 2017 with $6.9 billion in exports just last year. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Once again this year, Canada has a significant presence at the Seafood Expo North America with over 100 exhibitors, that is being held in Boston, Massachusetts. “With thousands of seafood […]
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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, fresh farmed salmon is clearly ahead of the game. The charity suggested that because most […]
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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 last 60 years. There have been many learning curves over the decades but thankfully by […]
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World waking up to British Columbia Seafood

British Columbia continues to use safe and healthy farming practices to assist nature in staying ahead of the snowballing requests for seafood today. By Seawest News British Columbians know all about the bounty from their seas and are passionately protective about what lies beneath our oceans. Now the world is quickly waking up to what […]
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Seafood Products Export Profile

 Seafood products include primary production products and post-vessel and post-farm processed products. In 2016, B.C. exported $1.3 billion in seafood products to 80 markets, an increase of 17 per cent in value from 2015. Top Five Seafood Export Markets: United States $799 million (60 per cent), China $265 million (20 per cent), Japan $106 million […]
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2016: British Columbia Seafood at a glance

British Columbia’s seafood sector comprises primary production from commercial fishing and aquaculture. Seafood does not include post-vessel or post-farm processing. B.C. is one of the largest producers of farmed Atlantic salmon in the world. B.C. leads the nation in sales of farmed and wild salmon, halibut, rockfish, farmed oysters, tuna, hake and sea urchins. Sales: […]
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Recreational Fishing (Sport Fishing)

Sport fishing occurs both in tidal and non-tidal (fresh) waters throughout the province of British Columbia. British Columbia has a reputation for being one of the greatest saltwater fishing destinations in the world. The most important recreational fishing species are Pacific salmon and halibut, but bottom fish and shellfish are also harvested. There is also […]
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Fish and Seafood Processing

Seafood product preparation and packaging is a component of the provincial food and beverage manufacturing sector. Food safety, traceability and sustainability practices are the cornerstones of our seafood sector and have earned British Columbia an international reputation for safe, sustainable and high quality seafood products. Total sales of primary seafood production in B.C. were $1.17 […]
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