Blog - Mowi - Canada West

Jan 18, 2021

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

January 18, 2021                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Mowi seeks judicial review of Minister’s decision on Discovery Islands salmon farms 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

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

Mowi Safety Week a great success

Nov 19, 2020

Mowi Safety Week a great success

Mowi’s Global Safety Week ran from October 26 to October 30. Each day of the week was filled with opportunities to learn, engage and refresh knowledge about safety.  Each morning a Senior Management team member started the day off with a Safety commitment message, followed by a One Point Lesson on a critical topic. These

Nov 18, 2020

Update - Mowi responding to equipment shed flipped into water during coastal storm

November 19, 2020 – 4 p.m. Working with authorities, Mowi has resolved the incident where an equipment shed containing an engine and fuel tank flipped off a farm in Phillips Arm into the water during Monday’s extreme storm. The shed, engine, and fuel tank were lifted out of the water and secured by shortly after

Mowi Academy Prepares New Technicians

Nov 10, 2020

Mowi Academy Prepares New Technicians

Mowi Academy is designed so new technicians can wade into their responsibilities within the company, as opposed to jumping in at the deep end. That’s how Human Resources Manager Shylo Loock explains it. “When new technicians were hired, we used to send them to any site in the company that was shorthanded, essentially throwing them