• Marine aquacult...

    “‘We will help aquaculture grow faster by reducing regulatory burden and driving research’ – U.S. Department of Commerce . ” America is planning a one-stop shop for federal approval of marine aquaculture permits as it looks to increased sustainable farming of its oceans. It will also boost aquaculture research to accelerate the growth of the U.S. seafood […]
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    ASC-certified s...

    Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification gets UN backing for clarity, credibility and choice in seafood. BC Salmon farms which have the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification now have the backing of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) for clarity, credibility and choice in certified seafood. The ASC’s Salmon Standard has been recognised by the […]
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    • 5 Days ago
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  • Marine Harvest ...

    Marine Harvest Canada Marine Harvest Canada helps support over 140 community organizations in B.C. every year. Image:(L to R) Jeremy Dunn, director of community relations and public affairs at Marine Harvest Canada, Joan Isaacs, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain and Valerie Hutton, Director of Fund Development for the SHARE Food Bank. The helping hand of Marine […]
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    Ocean farming t...

    “If you were a land farmer, would you want to buy property that will be plagued by drought in 15 years? I doubt it. The same thinking should be applied to ocean farming.” – Ben Halpern, director of National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Many of the world’s future farmers will likely be […]
    • by SeaWestNews
    • 9 Days ago
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  • Top chefs gathe...

    “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 […]
    • by Fabian Dawson
    • 11 Days ago
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    UBCM gives Vict...

    Anti-open net fish farming resolution by Victoria is not a “pressing issue for us” says councillor who drafted the motion. Open net salmon farming in British Columbia is not a “pressing issue” for the City of Victoria. But the Garden City’s local politicians have no qualms pushing for its ban and harming the livelihoods of 6,600 British […]
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  • Paving the way ...

    “Sustainable aquaculture is key for our wild fish to thrive,” – James Walkus, independent commercial fisherman and a First Nations aquaculture success story. James Walkus was 15 when he found an abandoned boat on the traditional territory of the Gwa’sala-’Nakwaxda’xw Nations in northern Vancouver Island. “I fixed it when nobody claimed it and went out to […]
    • by Fabian Dawson
    • 15 Days ago
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    B.C. businesses...

    Campbell River Chamber of Commerce resolution for a Federal Aquaculture Act gets overwhelming support. Thousands of B.C. businesses in British Columbia have lent their support for a Federal Aquaculture Act to clarify industry responsibilities and provide fair access to long term fish farm tenures. The push for a Federal Aquaculture, which has been embraced by […]
    • by Fabian Dawson
    • 17 Days ago
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  • Credible scienc...

    Expert panel studying appropriate use of scientific evidence in decisions concerning aquaculture expected to deliver report in October. A federal expert panel on the appropriate use of scientific evidence in decisions concerning aquaculture is expected to deliver its report at the end of October, the office of Canada’s chief Science Advisor said today. “The panel is […]
    • by Fabian Dawson
    • 24 Days ago
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    Dear Anti-fish ...

    Aquaculture experts pan renewed false claims by anti-fish farm activist Alexandra Morton. A renewed attempt by anti-fish farm activists to alarm the public that the Piscine orthoreovirus or PRV is endangering wild salmon stocks has been panned by the BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences (BC CAHS). “Nothing new here and nothing alarming here,” said Dr. Jim […]
    • by Fabian Dawson
    • 1 Month ago
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