• Salmon farmers ...

    British Columbia’s salmon farming industry has a low carbon footprint, raises responsibly sourced food, and is committed to saving wild salmon for future generations. Commentary By John Paul Fraser Long ago, the late famed ocean conservationist Jacques Cousteau called on us to stop hunting the oceans and to start farming them. We are doing that […]

    Just another “d...

    “The cleaning allows for optimum water flow through the nets, which increases the oxygen flow for the fish, which leads to optimum growth and higher survival rates,” Toynbee explained. By Gina Forsyth Ken Toynbee, RONC (Remote Operated Net Cleaner) pilot, is the skipper of the net washing vessel, the Wave Raker. The Wave Raker travels […]
  • “If you build i...

    Poseidon Ocean Systems determined to put their coastal community of Campbell River on the global aquaculture map By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews As global leaders in aquaculture solutions and technology, Matt and Heather Clarke (pictured) who operate Poseidon Ocean Systems in Campbell River, B.C., believe that “if you build it they will come.” Doing just that […]

    Feds announce a...

    BC Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund will focus on salmon habitat protection and restoration By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Ottawa will contribute more than $100 million over the next six years for a British Columbia Salmon Restoration and Innovation Fund, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today. The provincial funding […]
  • Cooke Aquacultu...

    Cooke Aquaculture wins Private Business Growth Award for innovation and growth From left to right: Kevin Ladner, CEO and Executive Partner at Grant Thornton LLP; Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke Aquaculture Inc.; and Perrin Beatty, President and CEO at The Canadian Chamber of Commerce. By SeaWestNews Cooke Aquaculture, a global seafood leader, has won the […]

    Canada commits ...

    “Only by working together can we build a blue economy that is prosperous and sustainable, and leaves no one behind” – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada has pledged tens of millions of dollars for sustainable growth that will build resilient coastal communities to underline its determination to be a leader in […]
  • Do you know a s...

    Seafood Champion Awards look to honor individuals and organizations contributing in meaningful ways to advancing seafood sustainability By SeaWestNews Do you know a sustainable seafood champion? If you do, SeaWeb wants to know about their work to be considered for the 2019 Seafood Champion Awards. Nominations for the awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to sustainable […]

    Meet the future...

    “We hail from across Canada’s thriving seafood farming sector…and we all share the same passion for advancing this incredibly dynamic and sustainable sector.” – RJ Taylor By SeaWestNews The Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA) has unveiled its National Youth Council, to showcase the growing presence of young people in the sustainable future of farming the […]
  • Oceans of oppor...

    “There is often a misunderstanding that economic growth and environmental protection must be mutually exclusive.” Opinion By Lisa Stadelbauer Canada’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Nairobi. At The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference Throughout history, oceans, seas, lakes and rivers have provided life and livelihoods to people around the world. Today, they are a multi-trillion-dollar […]

    Northern Harves...

    Northern Harvest Sea Farms seeks Compliance and Certification manager Northern Harvest Sea Farms, one of the oldest aquaculture operations in the Americas, is looking for a Compliance and Certification manager to join its growing team. Northern Harvest Sea Farms is part of the Marine Harvest group of companies and has marine operations in New Brunswick […]
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