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    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 […]
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    Woman In Aquacu...

    Traditionally, historically, women have been responsible for feeding their families and communities, therefore it is a quite a natural leap for women to be involved in aquaculture, which gives them the opportunity to feed more families in a sustainable manner. By Samantha McLeod “According to the latest State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture (SOFIA) report, nearly 60 […]
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  • ‘Aquaculture on...

    I’m as invested as anyone else in ensuring there’s wild salmon in the future, and I would argue that aquaculture’s probably one of the best ways of doing that.” – Dr. Zac Waddington, lead veterinarian in aquaculture for Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ (DFO) Pacific region. By HenryTye Glazebrook If you’re looking to feed […]
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     Buffer zone to...

    “Given the evidence of the intimidation being carried out against Marine Harvest’s employees by the defendants, there is a necessity to have a buffer zone,” Justice Maisonville, BC Supreme Court By SeaWestNews The British Columbia Supreme Court has granted Marine Harvest’s application for an injunction to prohibit activists from occupying buildings on Swanson Island or […]
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  • Stable coastal ...

    Evidence of British Columbia’s success as a world leader in salmon farming is found all around, in the social fabric of coastal communities reborn thanks to the industry, says veterinarian and former salmon farmer Brad Hicks. By Paula Arab “We’re already into second-generation farmers in B.C. and lots of them,” says Hicks, a co-owner of […]
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    Funding Availab...

    Sea Pact project funding available for innovative aquaculture projects By SeaWestNews Sea Pact, an innovative alliance of seafood industry leaders, has announced the opening of their seventh annual project funding cycle with a new process commencing with an initial Request for Letters of Interest (LOIs). Sea Pact is a group of leading North American seafood […]
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  • Fish farming wi...

    Salmon farms represent about .05 percent of the entire B.C. coast, they have been tucked away in the bays and fiords along the vast B.C. marine coastline for almost 30 years. Over time salmon farming, part of B.C.’s aquaculture industry, has quietly become the province’s largest agricultural export. One of the most pristine coastlines in […]
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    More countries ...

    As Canadian salmon farmers push Ottawa for a Federal Aquaculture Act, the UN is also urging countries to implement proper legislation for their fish farming industry By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews More people than ever before are eating farmed fish and more countries around the world are turning to fish farms as a key source of […]
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  • A new chapter f...

    Proposed US legislation is similar to calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, (R-Miss. pictured), has introduced a bill that would streamline the permitting process for aquaculture farms in American waters. The bill is similar to calls in Canada for a Federal Aquaculture Act that will […]
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    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 […]
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