• Turning the tid...

    Southeast Asia Fisheries and Aquaculture Initiative, is helping drive sustainable seafood production in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar By John F. Kerry and Julie Packard Tip O’Neill said, “All politics is local.” It is just as applicable to global environmental diplomacy as it is to local ward politics. You have to go to […]

    Salmon Farms : ...

    My Name is Chris Walling, and I am a supporter of British Columbia’s salmon farms and farmers. I have a strong understanding of the importance of wild salmon, and firmly believe that a responsible and successful salmon farming industry is vital in saving wild Pacific salmon for the future. We cannot return to the unsustainable commercial […]
  • UNDP – Fi...

    UNDP Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) The UNDP Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has put the pressure on aquaculture to grow more fish. We need to feed a population of 7.6 billion. We need to alleviate the pressures off our shrinking arable land. We have to slow down the evaporation of our clean-drinking water. Droughts, earthquakes, floods […]

    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 […]
  • Anti-salmon far...

    Chicagoans who are active in the social and political spheres are gearing up for a busy few months. We are heading into what promises to be one of the most important mid-term election cycles in the United States. Activism and movements will abound. Granted this has little to do with Canada and everything to do […]

    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 […]
  • I’m a salmon fa...

    I am proud of what we do, I love being part of an industry that was created to ensure sustainability. We operate under strict guidelines that are constantly evolving for the better. – Bruce Banta I saw this piece recently by Bruce Banta, a BC salmon farmer and was reminded of the first time I […]

    Too many Chiefs...

    The NDP has created a monster with today’s aquaculture veto-tenure announcement that will pit First Nation against First Nation, create economic chaos and clog up our already overburdened courts. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews When Harold Sewid speaks about the benefits of salmon farming to his community, he starts with an introduction about his ancestry. Sewid’s […]
  • What I know for...

    Fish farming facts from a conservationist and staunch aquaculture supporter By Susan Farquharson I am a committed conservationist and as such, a staunch supporter of salmon farming. And yes, those two stances can absolutely co-exist – and do, much more often than some would think if they rely only on media headlines to get their […]

    Salmon farming ...

    Science points not to farming but to over-fishing and climate change as the top issues our wild salmon face. Commentary By Stewart Muir As a researcher and former journalist who goes beyond the headlines to study the benefits and challenges of numerous resource industries, it has struck me as peculiar that a beneficial endeavour like […]
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