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    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 […]
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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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  • 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 […]
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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
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  • Orcalab spouts ...

    For anyone to exploit the recent death of a baby Orca is unconscionable – Pacific Salmon Foundation By SeaWestNews Taking the cue from an American organization, which was recently labelled “unethical”, orca researcher, Paul Spong, is claiming that a baby whale’s death in July could be connected to open-net salmon farming on the B.C. coast. […]
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    Sea Shepherd “u...

    Pacific Salmon Foundation shoots down Sea Shepherd’s claim while taking aim at critics of a study it supports. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) has fired a broadside at the American eco-militant group, Sea Shepherd, calling it “unethical” for its attempt to link the recent death of a baby Orca whale to […]
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  • Whale of a whop...

    “Savaged study” used by anti-fish farming activists to link death of orca to salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews A discredited study, savaged by some of the country’s top aquaculture scientists, is being trotted out again today by the anti-salmon farming lobby to connect the industry to the recent death of a baby orca whale. […]
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    Aquaculture pro...

    “Canada has provided leadership in the development of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture and can do so in the future” – Dr. Donald Noakes, Dean of Science & Technology at Vancouver Island University By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada can easily boost its aquaculture production within a decade with a modern regulatory framework that is specifically designed […]
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  • Wet Lab facilit...

    City of Campbell River has big plans for developing a Salmon Centre of Excellence By SeaWestNews The BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences  (BC CAHS)  supports recommendations of the Ministry of Agriculture Advisory Council on Finfish Aquaculture (MAACFA)  report to investigate the risk of pathogen transfer between wild and farmed salmon. “The council recognizes that […]
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    17.5 billion me...

    Farmed salmon has become a staple of healthy and affordable diets around the world By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The global salmon farming industry continues to evolve sustainably, producing 17.5 billion meals every year and creating 132,600 jobs in coastal communities around the world, says a new report “Salmon farmers are growing even more healthy meals […]
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    • 3 Months ago
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