• Summit to showc...

    Vancouver Island ’s economic prowess and potential go on display at summit in Nanaimo By SeaWestNews From aquaculture to cannabis to Indigenous tourism, Vancouver Island’s economic prowess and potential will be showcased this week at a summit to be held in Nanaimo. Taking place October 24th and 25th, the summit organized by the Vancouver Island […]

    First Nations’ ...

    “It is our responsibility to engage with First Nations, to find common ground, and work together through shared values.” Jeremy Dunn at the AquaSur conference in Chile By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs wants First Nations’ collective traditional ecological knowledge to be a critical part of Canada’s new Wild Salmon Policy. […]
  • A plea from Ucl...

    “Please Sirs, for the love of this community, the salmon and the whales, help me find a solution that benefits everyone in coastal communities,” – Lynette O’Brien SeaWestNews The coastal community of Ucluelet fears that Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) plan to close some salmon fisheries to save orca whales will crush its […]

    Scientists go f...

    B.C. salmon farmers among the first to step up and sponsor a $1.2-million Gulf of Alaska science expedition. By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Every winter, much of the world’s salmon congregates in the Gulf of Alaska. It is here next February, that 17 scientists on board the Russian research trawler Professor Kaganovsky (pictured) […]
  • 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 […]
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