Following Smolts To Sea

Mar 23, 2020

Following Smolts To Sea

Freshwater, saltwater. Saltwater, freshwater.  Salmon farmers have a strong connection with the fish they farm as they grow from smolts in fresh water to full sized salmon in saltwater farms.  Throughout the process, Mowi farmers learn how fish behave in different situations. This accumulated knowledge makes them better able to optimize their care for the fish,

BrainSafe Keeps Workplace Safety Top of Mind

Mar 23, 2020

BrainSafe Keeps Workplace Safety Top of Mind

Think safety first.  That’s the goal of Mowi Canada West’s BrainSafe Workshops, and it’s been the job of Facilitator Mike Strasdine, the Health and Safety representative at the Port Hardy Processing Plant to remind employees about the program, as he presents refresher courses to all sites.  “Most people were really receptive to the refresher,” says Strasdine. “The program runs best

Mohammed Ahmed Keeps ‘Buy Local’ A Mowi Priority

Mar 18, 2020

Mohammed Ahmed Keeps ‘Buy Local’ A Mowi Priority

“Buying local” is important to Mowi Canada West, and Category Manager Mohammed Shoaib Ahmed is one of the people whose job it is to make sure that happens when procuring goods and services for the firm.  “The procurement team works with everyone on the farms, plants, hatcheries, warehouses, and the office in Campbell River, and we help to strategically source

Increasing Efficiency in Mowi’s Processing Systems

Mar 18, 2020

Increasing Efficiency in Mowi’s Processing Systems

M3 consultants from Sweden, Iceland, the United States, and Canada met together in Surrey February 3-7 to correct and improve some of the processes at Port Hardy Primary Processing Plant (PHPP) and VAP Surrey.  Systems Administrator Jeremy Hoover says the gathering was effective in identifying improvements concerning recording the numbers of fish being processed and how Mowi’s final product is reported and is made ready for the company’s sales department.  Companies represented included

BrainSafe Refresher Courses Ready For 2020

Mar 16, 2020

BrainSafe Refresher Courses Ready For 2020

In 2012, Mowi Canada West began a BrainSafe journey to improve safety for people, reduce incidents, and embed why safety is truly important. Over the past seven years, the company has shaped an excellent safety culture and as a result, has made tremendous achievements in safety performance along the way.  Blaine Tremblay, Mowi Health and Safety Manager, said “Our work is not done, and to support our culture moving

Innovative Dolly System Reduces Heavy Lifting

Mar 16, 2020

Innovative Dolly System Reduces Heavy Lifting

“Well, hello, dolly. It’s so nice to see you back where you belong.”  That phrase from an old, old song could fit well today at Mowi Canada West where Fresh Water Transport Manager Andrew Riley has implemented a system of wheeled dollies to help employees move heavy, six-inch hose around when transporting smolts.  “I am always looking for

R. Robbins Trucking Keeps On Trucking

Mar 09, 2020

R. Robbins Trucking Keeps On Trucking

PORT HARDY – When the Island Copper mine closed in Port Hardy over two decades ago, many people chose to leave the North Island to look for work.  Rob Robbins decided to keep on trucking, and remains today, operating R. Robbins Trucking Limited, which primarily serves the aquaculture industry and counts Mowi Canada West as its largest client.  “I started in 1995 with one

Badinotti Helps Keep Mowi Nets Clean

Mar 09, 2020

Badinotti Helps Keep Mowi Nets Clean

Submersible cleaning technology utilized by Badinotti Net Services Canada (BNSC) is producing impressive net results for Mowi Canada West.  Simon Proctor, General Manager of BNSC, whose North American head office is based in Campbell River, says the company’s on-site washing services utilizes a fleet of vessels and crews that use state–of–the–art cleaning equipment such as Manta, capable of being remotely operated under water by pilots

Mowi Helps The Show Go On At Gate House Theatre

Mar 02, 2020

Mowi Helps The Show Go On At Gate House Theatre

PORT McNEILL – “The show must go on” is a familiar refrain at any theatre.  The Gate House Theatre in Port McNeill is no different, as the facility has become the centre of the North Island’s arts community. Gord Oppen, a member of the Theatre’s Board of Directors and Technical Director, makes it clear that the support of Mowi has been instrumental

Check-In System Helps With Remote Communication

Mar 02, 2020

Check-In System Helps With Remote Communication

Mowi employees often find themselves in remote locations where electronic communication can be difficult.  When they are, they have a new check-in communication system implemented by Kelly Osborne in 2018 that allows them to communicate with home base from hard-to-reach areas that helps them be safe, and feel safer.  Boris Montana, who is the Maintenance Manager in the Infrastructure Group