Blog - Mowi - Canada West

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

Mar 09, 2021

Mowi Canada West seeks injunction to prevent layoffs, destruction of more than 12 million fish

March 9, 2021 Campbell River, BC.  Mowi Canada West (MCW), BC’s largest salmon aquaculture company, today filed an application in Federal Court of Canada for an injunction against federal government actions which are compelling the Company to commence with layoff notices to 168 employees and the killing of more than 12 million healthy juvenile Atlantic

Jan 18, 2021

Mowi seeks judicial review of Minister’s decision on Discovery Islands salmon farms

January 18, 2021 Campbell River, BC –Today Mowi Canada West applied to the Federal Court of Canada in Vancouver for judicial review of the decisions made by Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, on December 17, 2020 regarding licenses for salmon farms in the Discovery Islands area. Mowi is asking

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

Broodstock Program Yields Outstanding Results

Dec 09, 2020

Broodstock Program Yields Outstanding Results

What comes first: The salmon or the egg? That “debate” is part of the conversation within Mowi Canada West’s Broodstock department, where they can observe the entire “circle of life” of the salmon. Over the past six years, Breeding and Broodstock Production Manager Yvonne Sheehan and her team have developed and advanced the Broodstock program

John Ilett Clocks 25 Years With Company

Nov 30, 2020

John Ilett Clocks 25 Years With Company

John Ilett has many fine memories from his 25 years working with Mowi Canada West. They include working with a lot of passionate and dedicated people, and winning two Sterling Cups after he implemented a new cyclical feeding system. “In late 2010 I worked in Norway for two months,” says John, the Site Manager at

Mowi Assistance Contributes To Goldstream Salmon Enhancement Success

Nov 30, 2020

Mowi Assistance Contributes To Goldstream Salmon Enhancement Success

Material and technical support from Mowi Canada West has made a significant contribution towards the success of the Goldstream Volunteer Salmonid Enhancement Association (GVSEA). Peter McCully, Technical Advisor for GVSEA, the NGO that operates the Goldstream River Hatchery in Greater Victoria, says the Association is a multi-faceted operation and supports numerous activities: An education program

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