About - Mowi - Canada West

In brief

Mowi ASA is one of the largest seafood companies in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon.

14,866 Employees
25 Countries
4.1 Billion Eur

Our History

From backyard beginnings to world leadership

Since the Mowi adventure started in 1964 the company has grown and changed in many ways. From its humble beginnings, when a few pioneers started farming fish in their back yards, through to the present day, Mowi has become a global leader in its field. As the company has grown, both organically and as a result of mergers and acquisitions, Mowi has maintained its leading position at the forefront of the aquaculture industry.


The adventure of Mowi begins


First stocking of salmon smolt in seawater. Hydro buys 50 % of Mowi.


Mowi becomes a recognized brand.


Several M&As and Norsk Hydro takes 100 % ownership of Mowi.


The Marine Harvest group is established from three independent companies (Pan Fish, Marine Harvest, Fjord Seafood).


Mowi establishes its own feed division, strengthening a fully integrated value chain.


Morpol becomes part of Marine Harvest Group.


Marine Harvest aquires Gray Aqua Group and Northern Harvest, and establish Mowi Canada East.


Marine Harvest once again becomes Mowi.


MOWI brand launch

Related News

May 10, 2021

Government Policy Change forces Mowi Canada West to cull fish

May 7, 2021 Campbell River, BC. Mowi Canada West (MCW) has been forced to cull an additional 3,000,000 (est.) fish as a direct result of a sudden change by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to double the time to receive a transfer permit from 20 days to 40. On the heels of receiving injunctive relief

Apr 08, 2021

DFO announces Solar Panel Funding for Mowi Canada West Hatchery

April 8, 2021 Campbell River, BC. Mowi Canada West (MCW), is pleased to finally confirm the 2019 awarding of a $305,169 Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technology Adoption (FACTAP) Solar Panel Project.   This funding was formally announced on April 7, 2021 by Member of Parliament for Burnaby North—Seymour and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries,

Apr 06, 2021

Mowi Canada West pleased Federal Court orders fish transfer to proceed

April 6, 2021 Campbell River, BC.  BC’s largest salmon aquaculture company, Mowi Canada West (MCW), was pleased to hear late yesterday that the Federal Court of Canada has granted the injunction that MCW sought against an order by the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans prohibiting the transfer of juvenile Atlantic salmon to two farms sites

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