Mowi Canada West Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day

Nov 15, 2019

Mowi Canada West Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day

How do you recognize the passion and commitment of almost 600 employees? It is impossible to get all of them in one place at one time but Mowi Canada West did the best they could for the annual Employee Appreciation Day.  Over 100 employees from all parts of the company gathered in Campbell River on 25th October for a day of games, prizes, recognition and

Mowi Utilizes Innovative Gemini Recycling Program

Nov 11, 2019

Mowi Utilizes Innovative Gemini Recycling Program

Mowi Canada West is utilizing a new aquaculture plastic/ wood/cardboard recycling program offered by Gemini Marine Services Ltd. Erin Agostini, Operations Manager for the Sunshine Coast-based company, says the program is centered at Earls Cove, which is next to the terminus for the B.C. Ferries route connecting the Sechelt Peninsula and Powell River. It also recently signed a multi-year lease with City Transfer in Richmond. Gemini, a Canadian owned and operated

Gold Standard Set For Fish Welfare

Nov 07, 2019

Gold Standard Set For Fish Welfare

Veterinarian Terra MacDonald considers it gold. Gold as in what is recognized as the gold standard for animal welfare, set by the World Organization for Animal Health, labeled “The Five Freedoms”. These broad, all-encompassing guidelines developed to reflect an animals’ state of well-being are what Mowi Canada West is committed to in all of its

Oct 28, 2019

OCEAN FALLS - 65 million smolts and counting

By Ken Maddison’s count, that’s how many baby fish have been reared since he started in the aquaculture industry in 2001.  “I have done a lot in the fish farm industry and have enjoyed my career,” he says. “The biggest successes have been Homfrey Creek and Ocean Falls, that have allowed me to develop and produce close to 65 million smolts in my career.”  Maddison manages the Ocean

Mowi Funding Assists Campbell River Hospital Foundation

Oct 23, 2019

Mowi Funding Assists Campbell River Hospital Foundation

Supporting quality health care is high on Mowi Canada’s agenda, so the company’s ongoing financial support of the Campbell River Hospital Foundation (CRHF) is no surprise.  Stacey Marsh, Executive Director of the CRHF, says “As an organization, we absolutely rely on our partners, like Mowi Canada, to help ensure that our doctors, nurses and other key members of our local health care

Macandales Helps Equip Mowi Canada West

Oct 18, 2019

Macandales Helps Equip Mowi Canada West

Macandales has been serving North Island customers for over 40 years, and one of their largest is Mowi Canada. Dale Dorward, the ‘Dale’ in Macandale (his father, Mac, is the ‘Mac’ that started the business in 1978), says Mowi Canada “Is our biggest customer, so we are tuned into what they’re doing. We have very specific people in their company that

Joint News Release - Kitasoo/Xais’Xais First Nation and Mowi renew partnership agreement

Oct 15, 2019

Joint News Release - Kitasoo/Xais’Xais First Nation and Mowi renew partnership agreement

Release Date: October 15, 2019 Klemtu, BC. Kitasoo/Xai’Xais Territory:   The Kitasoo/Xai’Xais First Nation and Mowi Canada West have reached agreement on a new 10-year partnership for economic development and employment centred around salmon farming and processing in Klemtu. This new agreement builds on a 20-year relationship between the Nation and Mowi and includes enhanced protocols

New Workers Start at Boot Camp

Oct 15, 2019

New Workers Start at Boot Camp

For new trainees of Mowi Canada, it’s off to “boot camp” in Shelter Pass – not just to learn about company procedures and their positions, but to be drilled on safety, since new and young workers are statistically at risk in B.C. In other words: do your job well, but do it safely.   To that

Mowi Women in Aquaculture

Oct 10, 2019

Mowi Women in Aquaculture

An inspirational, educational networking event.  That’s how some of the 90 attendees at the second Mowi Women in Aquaculture event held September 20 at the Oyster Bay Resort summed it up.  Nadine Gibbs, the company’s Canadian Sales Representative, says “As most of us are spread out within Mowi Canada West, this was a great opportunity for knowledge sharing and addressing

Brainpower is Paying Big Dividends for Mowi Canada

Oct 09, 2019

Brainpower is Paying Big Dividends for Mowi Canada

Trevor Dawes has come up with length boards for measuring and barcode innovations that are simplifying processes in broodstock, and helped save time and increased accuracy – and improved harvest yields.  Dawes, who has been with the company for 23 years and served as the Breeding and Broodstock Technical Manager since 2015, says developing the length boards was a simple