• 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 […]

    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 […]
  • 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 […]

    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 […]
  • 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 […]

    Fact checking F...

    BC’s salmon farmers and Alaska salmon ranchers have the same goal but the ‘Great Land’ does not put its money where its mouth is, when it comes to fish farming. The Canadian anti-fish farm lobby often points to Alaska when it makes its case to push British Columbia to ban open-net salmon farming. But as […]
  • Armed with lies...

    Some First Nations leaders have ingeniously tied the fish farming discourse into treaty claims knowing that the politics of aboriginal rights are easier to manipulate than the realities of science. Commentary By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Unable to provide any credible scientific evidence to back their claims that BC fish farms threaten the survival of wild […]

    Salmon farmers ...

    “The Global Salmon initiative was a game-changer when it launched, but we never anticipated the level of impact it would have, not only on salmon farming, but on the food sector as a whole,”-  Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, Food & Markets, World Wildlife Fund (WWF). By SeaWestNews Five years ago, a group of salmon […]
  • Pollution, over...

    B.C. salmon farmers lead the way in third party certifications as a new survey shows seafood consumers globally want sustainability claims independently verified. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A comprehensive study into seafood consumers globally found close to three-quarters of those surveyed want sustainability claims in supermarkets independently verified. The survey of more than 25,000 consumers […]

    Moving the salm...

    New executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association plans to change the narrative around the “misunderstood industry” of salmon farming By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Growing up in BC, John Paul Fraser (pictured) was never far from the ocean and his love for salmon. As B.C.’s deputy minister responsible for Government Communications […]
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