• Marine aquacult...

    “‘We will help aquaculture grow faster by reducing regulatory burden and driving research’ – U.S. Department of Commerce . ” America is planning a one-stop shop for federal approval of marine aquaculture permits as it looks to increased sustainable farming of its oceans. It will also boost aquaculture research to accelerate the growth of the U.S. seafood […]
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    ASC-certified s...

    Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification gets UN backing for clarity, credibility and choice in seafood. BC Salmon farms which have the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification now have the backing of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) for clarity, credibility and choice in certified seafood. The ASC’s Salmon Standard has been recognised by the […]
    • by Fabian Dawson
    • 7 Days ago
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  • Ocean farming t...

    “If you were a land farmer, would you want to buy property that will be plagued by drought in 15 years? I doubt it. The same thinking should be applied to ocean farming.” – Ben Halpern, director of National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) Many of the world’s future farmers will likely be […]
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    • 11 Days ago
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    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 […]
    • by Fabian Dawson
    • 20 Days ago
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  • 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 […]
    • by Fabian Dawson
    • 26 Days ago
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    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 […]
    • by Fabian Dawson
    • 1 Month ago
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  • Sustainabilty p...

    Is the aquaculture industry capable of meeting the UNDP’s sustainable development goals? One of the UNDP Sustainable Development Goals (SDG,) aim is to sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems (aquaculture industry) by enhancing conservation and the sustainable use of ocean-based resources through international law. The SDGs aim to sustainably manage and protect marine […]
    • by SeaWestNews
    • 1 Month ago
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    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 […]
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  • 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 […]
    • by SeaWestNews
    • 1 Month ago
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    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 […]
    • by SeaWestNews
    • 2 Months ago
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