About - Mowi - Canada West
About

In brief

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

14,537 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.


1964

The adventure of Mowi begins

1969

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

1975

Mowi becomes a recognized brand.

1980

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

2006

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

2012

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

2013

Morpol becomes part of Marine Harvest Group.

2017

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

2018

Marine Harvest once again becomes Mowi.

2019

MOWI brand launch

Related News

Dec 18, 2020

Mowi considering options following Government of Canada decision to phase out farms from one region

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

Full Speed Ahead for PHPP With Parsons

Dec 14, 2020

Full Speed Ahead for PHPP With Parsons

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

University Classmates Become Mowi Colleagues

Dec 14, 2020

University Classmates Become Mowi Colleagues

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