• 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 […]
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    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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    “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 […]
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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 […]
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  • BC’s aqua...

    The BC Seafood Festival 2018, a celebration of BC’s aquaculture industry, is fast approaching. There is no better time than right now to highlight this conversation from last year’s seafood festival. Questions and Answers with Jeremy Dunn, then executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews “The past four years with […]
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    Dreams of summe...

    As summer approaches – well not for those currently residing in Chicago, here our summer seems a faraway dream – but, for those of you lucky enough to be feeling the warm days coming your way and are already planning vacations or lighter meals, New Orleans cuisine serves as a wonderful inspiration for both. Try […]
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    Raising awareness about salmon farming through conversations not confrontations Dozens of people from varying backgrounds on Vancouver Island recently met to have a respectful dialogue on salmon farming off the BC Coast. The participation was organized by Headwaters Community Conversations and the BC Salmon Farmers Association. During the dialogues, participants explored ideas for building sustainable […]
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    Farm-raised Atl...

    It was a pleasure to see farm-raised Atlantic salmon as one of the sustainable and ethical choices at Whole Foods Market. Farm-raised salmon, raised right, is good for our health and the environment. Think about it, the heavier the protein, the harder it is on the environment. Salmon is light and healthy. The original Whole […]
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    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 […]
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    Marks and Spencer (M&S), which operates in 50 countries, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Marks and Spencer, the iconic UK retailer, has come out in support of sustainable salmon farming in a submission to the Scottish parliament’s inquiry into the aquaculture industry. The international, multichannel retailer operating […]
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