• Aquaculture Amb...

    ‘Overfishing and population growth are major threats to the health of the oceans and my personal opinion is that aquaculture is part of the solution’ – Emily Warren, Council of Emerging Leaders in Aquaculture. By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Aquaculture in Canada today generates $5.16 billion in economic activity and employs over 25,000 people. As one of […]

    First Nations c...

    Government committed to moving forward with aquaculture in a way that protects the oceans, and fish stocks, and creates thousands of jobs for middle class Canadians By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The value of Indigenous and local knowledge must be used to create a precedent-setting model for aquaculture risk-based decision-making in Canada, a new government report has […]
  • 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 […]

    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 […]
  • Canadian plasti...

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada is looking for Made in Canada innovations from small businesses that will protect our marine environment and wildlife Do you have an idea that can help clean up our oceans? If you do, the Government of Canada wants to hear from you. Ottawa announced this week that it is looking for […]

    Canada launches...

    PRV Assessment will support decision making on sustainable aquaculture and aquatic animal health in Canada The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has launched a science review to assess risks associated with Piscine Orthoreovirus, also known as Piscine Reovirus, (PRV) transfer from Atlantic salmon farms. The results of the assessment will support decision making on sustainable […]
  • A career powere...

    Image – Vancouver Island fish processor, Real Lapointe at his retirement party held at Marine Harvest Canada’s salmon processing plant in Port Hardy Powered by a flu-busting blend of citrus juice and paprika, Vancouver Island fish processor, Real Lapointe has not missed a day of work for five straight years. Last month as he retired […]

    Bid for more sa...

    By Seawestnews “Beyond a stated preference for sockeye salmon, the Squamish Nation did not address why other fish cannot satisfy the food needs of the community,” states a Federal Court ruling. The Squamish First Nation in British Columbia has lost its bid in the Federal Court for an increase to its Food, Social and Ceremonial […]
  • Discredited act...

    Group was warned by government not to use “reckless allegations based on incomplete science” to impact livelihood of thousands of British Columbians A group of discredited activists, whose objective is to shut down salmon farms, have once again trotted out a dubious document to smear one of B.C.’s most sustainable industries. The rogue scientists spouting […]
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