• Sea change comi...

    Federal and B.C. governments outline road map for the future of the aquaculture industry as International Year of the Salmon kicks off By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada will adopt an area-based management approach to aquaculture that would include identifying appropriate geographic sites for fish farms and maximum densities, Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced. […]

    Salmon sleuths ...

    The International Year of the Salmon aims to bring people together to share and develop knowledge more effectively, raise awareness and take action The International Year of the Salmon (IYS), which launches in Vancouver tomorrow, will involve an exhaustive hunt for the “likely suspects” impacting the iconic species at every stage of its lifecycle. A […]
  • Dr. John Nighti...

    Vancouver Aquarium is perhaps the “greenest” cultural public institution in Canada, thanks to Dr. John Nightingale By SeaWestNews Renowned animal advocate, conservationist, and educator Dr. John Nightingale has been awarded the prestigious Humane Hero Award by America’s first national humane organization. “Dr. Nightingale’s unwavering dedication to the conservation of the world’s oceans and aquatic animals […]

    Top fish health...

    “I am excited to share my experience and build a sustainable future together for our local communities” – Dr. Diane Morrison, M.D. – Marine Harvest Canada One of Canada’s top experts on the health of salmon has been appointed as the managing director of Marine Harvest Canada West. Dr. Diane Morrison replaces Vincent Erenst, who is departing […]
  •   Noted and Quo...

    Aquaculture summit, Seafood West 2018, in the ‘Salmon Capital of the World’ was all about working together to protect wild fish By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Some of the world’s top chefs, fisheries scientists, First Nations leaders, fish farmers and local politicians gathered last week in the Western Canadian coastal city of Campbell River to celebrate […]

    Federal Aquacul...

    New joint Democrat-Republican bill to support American coastal communities reflects calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada When it comes to aquaculture, politicians often have opposing views. But that’s not the case for US Congressional Representatives Steven Palazzo, a Mississippi Republican and Collin Peterson, a Minnesota Democrat. In a rare show of common ground in […]
  • A time to cull ...

    If this is a time to cull seals to protect our whales, it is also a time to cull the science-deficit activist campaigns that threaten the lifeblood of our coastal communities Earlier this year Georgia Murray of the Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, which charges about $2,000 a day to hunt down prized wild pacific salmon, […]

     How much fish ...

    The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission says global seafood consumption has more than doubled in the past 50 years, putting stress on the sustainability of fishing. Some numbers from the first global seafood consumption footprint published by The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission published this week; 50 – Global seafood consumption has […]
  • What ails our k...

    The survival of more than half the world’s Orcas are threatened by PCBs, industrial chemicals, overfishing and man-made noise says a new study. A deadly cocktail of PCB and other toxic chemicals is threatening the survival of over half of the world’s killer whales, a new study shows. Over fishing and man-made noise may also affect […]

    Canada launches...

    PRV Assessment will support decision making on sustainable aquaculture and aquatic animal health in Canada The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has launched a science review to assess risks associated with Piscine Orthoreovirus, also known as Piscine Reovirus, (PRV) transfer from Atlantic salmon farms. The results of the assessment will support decision making on sustainable […]
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