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.

12,000 Employees
25 Countries
3.8 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

Oct 26, 2021

Federal Government’s Discovery Islands Decision Forces Hatchery Closure

October 26, 2021 Mowi Canada West has made the difficult decision to temporarily cease operations at its Dalrymple salmon hatchery near Sayward, British Columbia. This operational decision is a direct result of the Liberal Government’s decision on December 17th 2020 to cancel salmon farming licenses in the Discovery Islands. The former federal Minister of Fisheries

Mowi managing director nets top 500 influencers

Aug 25, 2021

Mowi managing director nets top 500 influencers

August 25, 2021, Campbell River, BC. Mowi Canada West’s managing director has been recognized as top 500 most influential business leaders in British Columbia. Dr. Morrison was recognized as one of the most influential in the fisheries and aquaculture sector, joined by five other prominent leaders. Mowi Canada West is British Columbia’s (B.C.) largest salmon

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

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