• Rock with a hea...

    Comox Valley Rocks for Kids! will take place during the 12th annual BC Seafood Festival, being held in the Comox Valley from June 8–17, 2018. By SeaWestNews These rockers are coming together during the epic BC Seafood Festival, 2018, to raise money for Comox Valley Child Development Association. “It’s been a long time since the […]

    The Truth About...

    Land Based Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (RAS) and Water Usage. A guide to understanding what land based RAS means for the environment.  By Kenny Leslie SeaWestNews A few weeks ago, an article was published discussing the water requirements of the proposed moving of BC’s aquaculture industry to land based farms. It stated that there was a […]
  • Salmon farmers ...

    Salmon farmers’ commitment to transparency is evidence that they are committed to building a sustainable future, says World Wildlife Federation (WWF) By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Farmed salmon continues to be one of the most eco-efficient forms of protein production – with the lowest carbon footprint, and lowest feed conversion ratio, says a new report released […]

    Mother’s Day Sa...

    Come Sunday, every single restaurant will be fully booked with waiting lines wrapping around the corners of buildings. Make your Mother’s Day stress-free, with this “Mouth-Watering Fennel Crusted Salmon by Jamie Oliver.” This year’s Mother’s day, save yourself the stress and throw a backyard salmon lunch. It is healthy eating, the dish will please everyone, […]
  • Inside the fear...

    A veterinarian’s perspective of how the anti-fish farm lobby uses pseudo-science and diseases to spread fear about salmon farming By Dr. Hugh Mitchell SeaWestNews Peter Drucker, the management expert, economist and Nobel laureate, is quoted as saying: “Aquaculture, not the internet, represents the most promising investment opportunity of the 21st Century.” However, for myself, and […]

    Salmon virus st...

    Anti-salmon farm lobby plans media blitz around new report that is aimed to spread fear not facts about PRV virus By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A new report on the effects of the Piscine Reovirus (PRV) on wild salmon is “speculative” and is more about activism against fish farms than real science, say top aquaculture experts. […]
  • British Columbi...

    Thousands of fish health screenings on wild, hatchery-raised, and farm-raised salmon have been completed by professionals in B.C., Alaska, and Washington State and not a single test confirms the presence of any exotic fish viruses or diseases, including ISA. Viruses exist in every single living animal, including human beings. Viruses are the most abundant organisms […]

    BC Salmon Farms...

    B.C. salmon farming companies are transparent in sharing information and reporting data. Atlantic salmon farmers have committed to posting monthly updates of sea lice monitoring data collected on their farm sites, which can be found online. Sea lice are a naturally-occurring parasite of marine environment and have evolved to attach to migrating salmon as they […]
  • British Columbi...

    Antibiotics are rarely used and, if required, are only available through prescription by a licensed veterinarian for the purpose of managing bacterial illnesses in fish. B.C. salmon farmers are dedicated to raising healthy fish in a healthy environment. These farmers apply the best in current standards and practices, which includes using preventative vaccinations, consistent diagnostic […]

    Anti-fish farm ...

    Look, when we speak of sustainability we are speaking about the three major guidelines people and corporations must follow so we can one day arrive at a truly sustainable global life.  By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Environmental sustainability is the ability of the environment to support a defined level of environmental quality and natural resource extraction […]
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