• A new frontier ...

    Aquaculture offers a promising avenue for economic development and sustainable local seafood production in the Caribbean, say researchers By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews The Caribbean has a large potential for deep sea fish farms which could produce over 34 million metric tons of seafood per year, researchers from the University of California in Santa Barbara have determined. […]

    A team that giv...

    By SeaWestNews  It was heartwarming to see our product on the shelves of the food bank freezers, ready to go out to support households in need. – Chris Read, Communications Manager, MarineHarvest Canada. Thirteen percent of Canadians live in a state of food insecurity, which means they do not have reliable access to adequate amounts […]
  • Canada to move ...

    Canada remains the world’s only major farmed seafood producing country without modern national legislation specifically designed to govern a responsible and sustainable aquaculture industry By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Fisheries Ministers across Canada have decided to move towards a Federal Aquaculture Act that will govern a sustainable seafood farming industry already generating an estimated $5.16 billion […]

    Chef Han is a M...

    Chef Han, Kosoo Restaurant + Raw Bar, incorporates British Columbia’s fresh ingredients and the pure goodness of Mediterranean influences to infuse his unique West Coast style Korean comfort food. Building on a foundation of his passion for the cuisine of Korea and fresh B.C products, Chef Han uses the multifaceted layers of French cooking, the […]
  • Fisheries summi...

    Federal Aquaculture Act will codify a pathway to establish aquaculture as a legitimate caretaker of Canada’s aquatic resources By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Fisheries ministers from across Canada, meeting in St. John’s, Newfoundland this week, will examine the proposal for a Federal Aquaculture Act to clarify industry responsibilities and provide sustainable access to long term fish […]

    Sustainability ...

    “Today’s announcement sends a clear message to our fishing industry – the sector in Newfoundland and Labrador is moving ahead and we are positioning the industry to respond to evolving and growing demands of consumers around the world…” NEWS PROVIDED BY Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Canada Dec 05, 2018, 14:33 ET Government of Canada to […]
  • Unsung hero win...

    Alan Donkin helped drive significant innovations in fish nutrition for 40 years By SeaWestNews Alan Donkin’s significant innovations in fish nutrition has garnered him the 2018 Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Award. “Alan Donkin is one of the unsung heroes of our region’s aquaculture industry. He’s helped drive significant innovations in fish nutrition since the industry began […]

    ‘Island Good’ s...

    “There is lots of heart and soul in what goes into growing food on Vancouver Island… you grew up here…so why not eat what is grown on the island” – John Paul Fraser, executive director of the BC Salmon Farmers Association. By Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Some years ago, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) decided […]
  • “I think this w...

    Minister warns that B.C.’s polarized salmon farming debate threatens a viable and sustainable food source for the world By Fabian Dawson & Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews The polarized debate over fish farming in British Columbia is threatening a viable and sustainable food source for the world, warns Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson. And if it does […]

    Summit to showc...

    Vancouver Island ’s economic prowess and potential go on display at summit in Nanaimo By SeaWestNews From aquaculture to cannabis to Indigenous tourism, Vancouver Island’s economic prowess and potential will be showcased this week at a summit to be held in Nanaimo. Taking place October 24th and 25th, the summit organized by the Vancouver Island […]
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