• 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 […]

    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. […]
  • First Nations c...

    New government report pushes for a Federal Aquaculture Act while calling for increased funding for Indigenous fish farming initiatives. First Nations communities are in a unique position to benefit from, and contribute to sustainable aquaculture development in Canada, says a new federal government report. However, limited financing for Indigenous aquaculture remains a challenge said the Agri-food […]

    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 […]
  • Wild salmon fir...

    A chance for the money boys to make more money around the hysteria about salmon farming in BC By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A recent op-ed in the Vancouver Sun by well-known local entrepreneurs urged Premier John Horgan (pictured) to let tenures for open net-pen salmon farms expire. The op-ed was written by Tony Allard, president […]

    Beware the eco-...

    10,000-year journey that is just bearing fruit threatened by foreign funded activism says Calvin Helin, a leading authority on economic independence for First Nations By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews First Nations leaders in BC should be wary of activists who are trying to gain their support to stop energy and natural resource projects in Canada, warns […]
  • B.C. First Nati...

    Coastal First Nations leaders, salmon farm workers tell Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stay off their traditional territories and aquaculture farms By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fed up with the barrage of lies about their salmon farming operations, First Nations leaders gathered in Vancouver today to send a message to foreign eco-militants and their local supporters […]

    Expo to explore...

    Over 40 First Nations and Indigenous communities are now directly or indirectly involved in farming seafood in Canada. By SeaWestNews The BC Seafood Expo next month will examine business opportunities for First Nations communities along the entire aquaculture and fisheries value chain. Over 40 First Nation and Indigenous communities are now directly or indirectly involved […]
  • Cermaq helps Fi...

    Keenan Andrew is getting closer to finally starting the career he’s been working towards for years, thanks in part to a scholarship from Cermaq Canada. (pictured) Keenan Andrew with his partner and their new baby. Andrew, a member of the Ahousaht First Nation, is a student at the University of Victoria working on his Bachelor’s […]

    First Nations a...

    We don’t need any green college fund babies telling us what to do in our territories says Calvin Helin, a multi-award winning author, international speaker, entrepreneur and lawyer By SeaWestNews A leading authority on economic independence for First Nations says a tide of anger is building against the “puppets and props” used by eco-militants to […]
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