At Mowi, we work with the ocean to produce nutritious, delicious and supreme-quality seafood. We fulfill one fifth of global demand for farm-raised Atlantic salmon and are constantly driven by innovation and the desire to achieve the highest standards of sustainability.
In Canada, we operate salmon farms on the coast of beautiful British Columbia and Vancouver Island, where 600 people produce 45,000 tonnes of sustainable farm-raised Atlantic salmon each year.
Our salmon are four-star certified to the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices and we are the first company in North America to have a farm certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council salmon standard.
The many phases of Mowi’s fish farming business in British Columbia are located in or near a number of coastal communities.
Campbell River, located at the mid-point of the east coast of Vancouver Island, is home to Mowi Canada West’s main office. Known as “The Salmon Capital of the World”, Campbell River is home to many resource industries including tourism, mining and forestry.
Port Hardy and Port McNeill, at the northern tip of Vancouver Island, are home to about 200 Mowi employees.
Klemtu, on the mainland central coast, is home to the Kitasoo/Xai’xais people and Kitasoo Seafoods. This joint venture between the Kitasoo and Mowi has helped make fish farming a part of the community.
Mowi globally produces one-fifth of the world’s farm-raised salmon at facilities in Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile, Ireland and the Faroe Islands. Globally, we employ over 12 000 people. Mowi is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE) and its shares also trade on the US OTC market.
Mowi ASA is one of the largest seafood companies in the world, and the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon.
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
December 18, 2020 Mowi is considering its options after the December 17, 2020 press release announcing the Government of Canada decision to phase out salmon farming in the Discovery Islands area of British Columbia over the next 18 months. Given that the decision does not come into full effect until June 30, 2022 Mowi anticipates
A familiar face has a new assignment at Mowi Canada West’s Port Hardy Processing Plant. Janet Parsons was named Plant Manager in September, after serving as Office Manager since 2008. Janet started in the salmon farming industry in 1999 on the processing floor cutting and packing fish at Englewood Packing, which was a joint venture
When Amanda Luxton, Yingqiang Zhang and Jessica Leck attended university on Canada’s East Coast, little did they realize they’d become colleagues years later on the west coast. All three studied aquaculture at Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus in Truro, Nova Scotia, and they’re now working in Mowi’s Freshwater Department, having joined the company in 2012-13. “It