• Canada to move ...

    Canada remains the world’s only major farmed seafood producing country without modern national legislation specifically designed to govern a responsible and sustainable aquaculture industry By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Fisheries Ministers across Canada have decided to move towards a Federal Aquaculture Act that will govern a sustainable seafood farming industry already generating an estimated $5.16 billion […]

    “If you build i...

    Poseidon Ocean Systems determined to put their coastal community of Campbell River on the global aquaculture map By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews As global leaders in aquaculture solutions and technology, Matt and Heather Clarke (pictured) who operate Poseidon Ocean Systems in Campbell River, B.C., believe that “if you build it they will come.” Doing just that […]
  • Fisheries summi...

    Federal Aquaculture Act will codify a pathway to establish aquaculture as a legitimate caretaker of Canada’s aquatic resources By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fisheries ministers from across Canada, meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland this week, will examine the proposal for a Federal Aquaculture Act to clarify industry responsibilities and provide sustainable access to long term fish […]

    Feds announce a...

    BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will focus on salmon habitat protection and restoration By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Ottawa will contribute more than $100 million over the next six years for a British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today. The provincial funding […]
  • Meet the future...

    “We hail from across Canada’s thriving seafood farming sector…and we all share the same passion for advancing this incredibly dynamic and sustainable sector.” – RJ Taylor By SeaWestNews The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) has unveiled its National Youth Council, to showcase the growing presence of young people in the sustainable future of farming the […]

    Oceans of oppor...

    “There is often a misunderstanding that economic growth and environmental protection must be mutually exclusive.” Opinion By Lisa Stadelbauer Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nairobi. At The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference Throughout history, oceans, seas, lakes and rivers have provided life and livelihoods to people around the world. Today, they are a multi-trillion-dollar […]
  • Canadian-owned ...

    VeroBlue Farms demise adds to the scepticism around the financial viability and environmental sustainability of land-based fish farm operations. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A Canadian-owned land based fish farm in Iowa has gone belly-up with over US$100 million in debt, adding to the litany of failed businesses that try to grow fish on land. VeroBlue […]

    Noise about wha...

    “With fake science, as long as you repeat it often enough it takes on a life of its own,” – Dr. Andrew Trites, director of UBC’s Marine Mammal Research Unit By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The noise made about the noise around the proposed increase in oil tanker traffic impacting killer whales and salmon in B.C. […]
  • The science of ...

    Both sides in the salmon farming debate recognize that there are gaps in research, studies and investigations but they disagree on what to do about it. The debate around fish farming in Canada has for the most part pit economics against the environment. As we observe World Fisheries Day this year, it will be worthwhile […]

    Canadian plasti...

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is looking for Made in Canada innovations from small businesses that will protect our marine environment and wildlife Do you have an idea that can help clean up our oceans? If you do, the Government of Canada wants to hear from you. Ottawa announced this week that it is looking for […]
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