• 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 […]
  • A plea from Ucl...

    “Please Sirs, for the love of this community, the salmon and the whales, help me find a solution that benefits everyone in coastal communities,” – Lynette O’Brien SeaWestNews The coastal community of Ucluelet fears that Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) plan to close some salmon fisheries to save orca whales will crush its […]

    Caribbean Split...

    In conjunction with the legalisation of cannabis in Canada, SeaWestNews brings you this Caribbean Split Pea Soup with Salmon & Canna-Pumpkin Puree NOTES ON COOKING WITH CANNABIS FROM SEAWESTNEWS TEST KITCHEN Fall is when the goodness of nature is harvested. The mere glimpse of an orange moon-like pumpkin heralds Autumn. Bubbling hearty soups, warm steamy […]
  • Scientists go f...

    B.C. salmon farmers among the first to step up and sponsor a $1.2-million Gulf of Alaska science expedition. By Fabian Dawson and Samantha McLeod SeaWestNews Every winter, much of the world’s salmon congregates in the Gulf of Alaska. It is here next February, that 17 scientists on board the Russian research trawler Professor Kaganovsky (pictured) […]

    Ocean to Table ...

    Ocean to Table: stories of farming, food, and conservation BY: Aquarium Of the Pacific The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future program, NOAA’s University of Southern California (USC) Sea Grant, and partners have released a new video series on sustainable seafood called Ocean to Table: Stories of Food, Farming, and Conservation. The […]
  • Sea change comi...

    Federal and B.C. governments outline road map for the future of the aquaculture industry as International Year of the Salmon kicks off By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews Canada will adopt an area-based management approach to aquaculture that would include identifying appropriate geographic sites for fish farms and maximum densities, Federal Fisheries Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced. […]

    Shelter Point S...

    Sunshine and sea air are the unofficial ingredients of both the fresh farm raised salmon, and the Shelter Point Sunshine Liqueur, which are all grown on Vancouver’s North Island. The symbiotic relationship between the two main ingredients created a dish that will take you away from a cold-crisp fall day to a summer getaway. Craving […]
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