• Salmon processi...

    The diverse workforce at Marine Harvest’s salmon processing plant showcases a fresh take on rural farming creating urban opportunities By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Ramandeep Singh Sekhon wrinkled his nose when told about a job at the fish processing plant near the USA-Canada border in Surrey. “I was worried about the smell,” said […]

    A new name to r...

    Aquaculture giant Marine Harvest changes name to MOWI and plans global rebranding exercise Marine Harvest, the world’s leading seafood company is changing its company name to MOWI to reflect aquaculture pioneers who founded the company more than 50 years ago. The company also plans to launch the MOWI brand into selected markets. The branded product […]
  • Farmed or wild,...

    Australian-Greek clinical study says fish which are rich sources of omega 3 fatty acids can reduce asthma symptoms in children By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A clinical trial led by La Trobe University in Australia has shown eating fish such as salmon and trout, both farmed and wild, can reduce asthma symptoms in children. The international […]

    The aquaculture...

    campaigns that oversimplify complex fish farming issues have left British Columbians in a fog of competing politicized agendas, contested science and misinformation, says a new study. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Campaigns by environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) that oversimplify complex aquaculture issues have left British Columbians caught in a fog of competing politicized agendas, contested science and […]
  •  Investing in t...

    B.C. aquaculture giants pump millions into new technology and sea vessels to strengthen commitments with First Nations partners and coastal communities By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews If you think that salmon farming in Western Canada’s oceans is a sunset industry, think again. The big three in British Columbia’s aquaculture industry – Marine Harvest, Cermaq and Grieg […]

    Hawaii says Alo...

    Partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture The University of Hawaiʻi and state agencies have formed a partnership to raise Hawaii’s global visibility in marine aquaculture and to capitalize on the commercial opportunities available worldwide. The partners are the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), University of Hawaiʻi, UH Ventures, LLC and Natural Energy […]
  • Q&A with D...

    Sharing science, caring about wild salmon and tech innovation drives veteran fish health expert, Dr. Diane Morrison, in her new role as managing director of Marine Harvest Canada West. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews As the new Managing Director of Marine Harvest Canada West, Dr. Diane Morrison brings 25 years’ experience in salmon health and production, […]

    Aquaculture a k...

    Over 4,000 participants expected at Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Kenya that is co-hosted by Canada and Japan By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Over 4,000 participants from around the world will come together in Kenya next month for the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, which is being co-hosted by Canada and Japan. The mega-conference will; i)    […]
  • “I think this w...

    Minister warns that B.C.’s polarized salmon farming debate threatens a viable and sustainable food source for the world By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The polarized debate over fish farming in British Columbia is threatening a viable and sustainable food source for the world, warns Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. And if it does […]

    The cost of far...

    Replicating the ocean environment in concrete tanks will increase greenhouse gas emissions and have significant environmental consequences By SeaWestNews A new report led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in cooperation with research institute Sintef Ocean puts production costs for land based grow-out 42 percent higher than those in the sea. According […]
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