Coastal First Nations leaders, salmon farm workers gather to speak about the importance of aquaculture, tell Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to stay off their traditional territories and partners’ farms

Cermaq Welcomes the Launch of UN Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business

Headwaters and BCSFA Forming Dialogue on Fish Farming

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Canada Engage the Project

Positioning Aquaculture and Agfood Sector for Long Term Growth

Dr. Diane Morrison Appointed Managing Director for Marine Harvest Canada West  

The technology and infrastructure is well-established and operational on the west coast.

Cermaq Salmon Delights at BC Healthy Chefs Competition

CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. - Oct. 2, 2018 - Dr. Diane Morrison has been appointed Managing Director for Marine Harvest Canada. She replaces Vincent Erenst, who is departing the company after leading the company for the past 12 years.  
    Dr. Morrison is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and has 25 years’ experience in salmon production. She has led Marine Harvest Canada’s Fish Health and Food Safety Department in Western Canada for 18 years.   

McColl Magazine is operating under the maxim "Indigenous Canadian economic development is the pathway to progress for all Canadians"

BCSFA Speaks Out on Forcing a Move to Closed Containment

Marystown, NL  - Sep. 14, 2018 -  Grieg NL is pleased to announce that it has received an equity investment of $30 million in repayable financial assistance from the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for its Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project through the Aquaculture Capital Equity Program. It will complement a $10 million repayable federal investment through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program.                             

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An Aquaculture Act for Canada

Cermaq Canada is a world leader in sustainable aquaculture

EDINBURGH - Nov. 13, 2018 - Today Marine Harvest are announcing that we will launch a brand strategy, and that we are proposing to change name to Mowi.
    Mowi is strongly rooted in the history of the company. The company we know as Marine Harvest today was originally founded as Mowi more than 50 years ago. Since the first salmon was farmed in 1964, we have grown into a global fully integrated company, including breeding, feed, farming, processing and sales. Throughout the past 50 years, we have always remained true to our core value - the care we have for our people, our fish, our customers and the environment. 

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Report of the Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science

The new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) will play a key role driving innovation and sustainable development for the aquaculture industry. 

Blurred line between science and advocacy

BCSFA Seeks to Flip the Narrative

Cermaq Canada Takes Proactive Approach to Address ASC Certification Concerns

Salmon Farmers Building Social License With First Nations

KingFisher Welded Sportfishing Boats Supports Water Safety

Assisting Ahousaht Students Access Higher Education

B.C. Salmon Farmers Publish 2016 Sustainability Progress Report

Canada’s Seafood Farmers Comment on Environment Commissioner’s Report on Salmon Farming

Badinotti Acquires Two More State-of-the-Art On-Site Net Washing Vessels

WILLIAMS LAKE, BC - Mar. 20, 2018 - Due to immediate threat, the Tŝilhqot’in National Government (TNG) has closed all fishing of the endangered Chilcotin River Steelhead Trout. Given the 81% population decline, the Tŝilhqot’in Nation is forgoing their collective Aboriginal right to fish Steelhead for food, social and ceremonial purposes.  

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New SVP Technology and Development in AKVA Group

Something to Think About: "One Earner in Each Household"

REPORT

Employees Help Cermaq Achieve New ASC Milestone

Marine Harvest to Start Value-added Production in B.C.

Changes Could Fix It

JP Fraser speaks to BCSFA AGM

An Industry Removed from Carbon Intense Food Production

Fish Safe BC’s core programs provide fishermen with relevant safety training either on their own vessels or in their community. Focus remains on the Safest Catch Program and outreach to the smaller boat fleet.                           READ IT HERE

OTTAWA - Dec. 13, 2018 - The Independent Panel on Aquaculture Science, led by Chief Science Advisor to the federal government, Dr Mona Nemer, has today released its recommendations.

The pressure we've put on wild salmon has created serious management challenges, according to John Paul Fraser, Executive Director of the B.C. Salmon Farmers Association. Fraser is familiar with the subject of managing west coast salmon, "I worked for Hon. David Anderson in the mid-1990s when he was the Minister Responsible for Department of Fisheries and Oceans." Fraser notes Anderson was from Victoria and uniquely able to move the focus of Canadian fisheries management from east to west coast at a time when it was required to do so. 


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World’s most toxic “news”?

Tim Rundle Named Organic Champion of the Year

Restoring Sockeye Salmon Stocks

New SVP of Technology and Development at AKVA Group

Sustainability is a Choice

AGM

Chinook Salmon are Disappearing and Management 

Fisheries and Aquaculture news and feature stories

Good Implementation of First Nation Aquaculture Certification

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Safety Program Designed By Fishermen For Fishermen

   Seafood farming exists in a very complex regulatory and science environment. There a very large body of high quality science that has been done, but the public is oftentimes not aware of this work.
      We support these recommendations to advance public understanding of the science of aquaculture. We strongly agree with the Panel that “Open science represents an important opportunity for meaningful engagement with communities, stakeholders, Indigenous communities and external science experts.”
      The Panel also identifies the complexity of the regulatory system for seafood farming as a barrier to better communications. The recent announcement by federal and provincial ministers to support a federal Aquaculture Act, will, we hope, help address this complexity and lead to a more integrated and efficient approach to regulating and communicating about our sector.

Born into the Industry; the roots of Brown’s Bay Packing Company

Designing Marine Emergency Duties for Fishing Crew Members

Grieg Seafood commends work of Ocean Legacy Foundation

INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SALMON IN 2019

Such a move would only increase pressure on wild Pacific salmon and deliver a crushing blow to rural coast communities

Cermaq Canada Produces Fresh Farmed Atlantic Salmon in the Cold Clean Waters of B.C.

Cermaq Scholarships for Ahousaht Students to Pursue Bright Futures

Science Seminar Showcases Latest Ocean and Aquaculture Research

By Ian Roberts,  Marine Harvest 

B.C. First Nations Tell Activists to Stay Away 

New Cleaning Methods Contribute to Sustainability Certification

Tŝilhqot’in Nation Announces Full Closure of Steelhead Fisheries

What the Public is Hearing About Fish Farming

Sea Change in West Coast Fish Farming

Seafood Farming in Canada is Diverse

Women Welders Find Success in Salmon Industry

Mowi opens Quatsino office
Mo Update
Knowledge sharing with Mowi Scotland

Fish Farm Activist Disinformation Parade

Buried in the Broughton Archipelago there lives the beating heart of anti-fish farm activism/anarchism on the west coast, possibly the whole world. Alexandra Morton sallies forth from an adopted home in Sointula, after a few years at Echo Bay, B.C., to regularly confront what she estimates is the scourge of oceans everywhere.  ​

Marine Harvest Launches Brand Strategy 

BCSFA Statement Responds to Sea Shepherd Operation 

PHOTO CREDIT Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

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Canada’s Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers approve legislative development 

My last blog post discussed fake seafood news. That blog post was timely, given an old online article has found new life on the internet titled  “Farmed Salmon – One of the Most Toxic Foods in the World.”  To be blunt, this is a poorly crafted piece of nonsense, and so far removed from fact that even correcting it seems to provide unworthy credibility. However, I feel we owe a response to the people who aren’t salmon farmers, who may not know our business intimately enough to respond themselves, and simply love our product but are understandably enraged.

Dr. Dick Beamish's Talk at Seafood West Summit 2018

FishSafeBC’s Core Programs Provide Fishermen with Relevant Safety Training         READ IT HERE

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Creative Salmon Looking Back and Ahead

FishSafeBC - Safest Catch Program

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Cermaq Canada Further Certified to ASC Standard

Canadian Closed Containment Fish Farms Alive and Well

New Federal Report Calls for Economic Growth Approach for Seafood Farming in Canada

Grieg NL Accepts  Equity Investments for the Placentia Bay Atlantic Salmon Aquaculture Project 

Less Threat of Depleting the World's Seafood Stocks