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A new journey to raise awareness about aquaculture in B. C.

“I really want to meet everybody who wants to know more about aquaculture” – Michelle Franze, Manager of Communications, Partnerships and Community for the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA). By Samantha McLeodSeaWestNews Powered by a passion for the ocean and…

Aquatrans, a driving force for aquaculture in B.C.

“We started because of aquaculture and we grow when the aquaculture industry grows,” Ryan Brush, General Manager of Aquatrans Distribution Inc. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Five years ago when Ryan Brush (pictured) decided to join his uncle’s trucking business, he went…

Jobs abound in Canada’s aquaculture industry

Educational institutions ramp up pathways for careers in aquaculture as industry faces growing labour pains. By Fabian DawsonSeaWestNews Aquaculture’s strong production outlook is expected to significantly increase the need for more workers in Canada between now and 2025, latest government…

Doing the smolt things right

A day in the life of salmon farmer, Kenny Leslie, of Mowi Canada West. By Kenny LeslieSeaWestNews My name is Kenny Leslie, I work for Mowi Canada West at the Big Tree Creek Hatchery as a First Feed Supervisor. I…

Just another “day at the office” with Ken Toynbee

“The cleaning allows for optimum water flow through the nets, which increases the oxygen flow for the fish, which leads to optimum growth and higher survival rates,” Toynbee explained. By Gina Forsyth Ken Toynbee, RONC (Remote Operated Net Cleaner) pilot,…

Northern Harvest Sea Farms Careers

Northern Harvest Sea Farms seeks Compliance and Certification manager Northern Harvest Sea Farms, one of the oldest aquaculture operations in the Americas, is looking for a Compliance and Certification manager to join its growing team. Northern Harvest Sea Farms is…

Q&A with Dr. Diane Morrison of Marine Harvest Canada

Sharing science, caring about wild salmon and tech innovation drives veteran fish health expert, Dr. Diane Morrison, in her new role as managing director of Marine Harvest Canada West. By Fabian Dawson SeaWestNews As the new Managing Director of Marine…

Unsung hero wins aquaculture award

Alan Donkin helped drive significant innovations in fish nutrition for 40 years By SeaWestNews Alan Donkin’s significant innovations in fish nutrition has garnered him the 2018 Atlantic Canada Aquaculture Award. “Alan Donkin is one of the unsung heroes of our…

BCSFA and Brown’s Bay Packing Company

The BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA )is dedicated to driving communication and cooperation within the salmon farming sector, and is the link between the industry and government. BCSFA’s members are an important part of keeping British Columbia’s local coastal economy strong…

Cermaq Canada Job Opportunity Fish Health Manager

              Cermaq Canada Job Opportunity   Fish Health Manager, Campbell River, BC Located along the beautiful coastal waters of Vancouver Island, Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company focused on operational excellence.  With our…

Marine Harvest HR team among “the best of the best”

Marine Harvest is a finalist for having the most outstanding HR team of the year By SeaWestNews Marine Harvest’s Human Resources team has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious Canadian HR Award. This award recognizes the most outstanding…

Cermaq in search for a community coordinator

Working with First Nations communities to develop strong partnerships for a sustainable future, is a job for some and a passion for others. If you have the passion, Cermaq Canada wants to hear from you. Cermaq Canada, which farms Atlantic…

Freshwater Farms Hatchery-proud manager Laura Guzda is “an Island girl”

It could be said that Victoria-born and North Island bred Laura Guzda, Manager of Freshwater Farms hatchery in Duncan, Vancouver Island, has aquaculture as part of her roots. By Gina Forsyth SeaWestNews Laura Guzda (pictured) grew up in Port McNeill….

Indian native proud to be a salmon farmer

“I’m proud to be a salmon farmer. I take pride in my job” By Gina Forsyth Although Pavan Padavala, Assistant Manager of Midsummer Island, has been with Marine Harvest for a relatively short time, he has already made a positive…

  “These really are the good old days”

We get to live, work, and play in one of the most beautiful places on earth, says 30-year retiring veteran of BC’s salmon farming industry. (Pictured) Paul Kendrick of Marine Harvest Paul Kendrick doesn’t hesitate when asked what has kept…

Dunn but not gone – Jeremy and the BCSFA

Jeremy Dunn, executive director at the BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA), is leaving the producers’ organisation to join Marine Harvest Canada’s Public Affairs division. Dunn had led BCSFA’s five-person team for the past four years. Beginning May 1st, he will…

Maxxam Analytics Jobs

Maxxam is a leading North American provider of analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food, industrial hygiene and DNA industries. We are a member of the Bureau Veritas Group of companies – a world leader in testing, inspection…

Poseidon Ocean Systems Jobs

Poseidon Ocean Systems. Aquaculture engineering solutions designed for the harshest marine environments. http://www.poseidonos.com/careers Aquaculture Systems Specialist: http://www.poseidonos.com/sites/default/files/inline-files/Aquaculture%20Systems%20Specialist.pdf Co-op Engineer: http://www.poseidonos.com/sites/default/files/inline-files/Co-op%20Engineer%20Posting.pdf

Aquatrans Jobs

AQUATRANS DISTRIBUTORS INC As a specialized transporter of frozen and temperature sensitive food products, Aquatrans offers full temperature controlled, point-to-point transportation services. We provide daily service to all points on Vancouver Island, as well as cross-border to Seattle. Driver application…

Khune + Nagel Jobs

We offer a Global Logistics Network with worldwide offices and distribution facilities, staffed by dedicated teams of experts. Khune + Nagel – https://external.kuehne-nagel.careers/search/query?where=Canada&top=50 Account Executive: https://external.kuehne-nagel.careers/details/req28182 Inside Sales Coordinator: https://external.kuehne-nagel.careers/details/req28183 Sales Coordinator: https://external.kuehne-nagel.careers/details/req29901

Skretting Jobs

Skretting is the world leader in the manufacture and supply of aquaculture feeds. We apply our knowledge of ingredients and the nutritional needs of fish to develop innovations that achieve optimum nutritional value, sustainable production and economic performance as we…

Pentair Jobs

Aquaculture Sales Specialist: Pentair delivers industry leading products, services and solutions that help people make the best use of the resources they rely on most. Our technology moves the world forward by ensuring that water is plentiful, useful and pure,…

Cargill Jobs

Regional FSQR Manager – Surrey, British Columbia We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. https://cargill.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=SUR00043&tz=GMT-08%3A00  

A career powered by work ethic and a secret potion

Image – Vancouver Island fish processor, Real Lapointe at his retirement party held at Marine Harvest Canada’s salmon processing plant in Port Hardy Powered by a flu-busting blend of citrus juice and paprika, Vancouver Island fish processor, Real Lapointe has…

Cermaq Jobs

A career on the oceans Many different job types available near Vancouver Island communities Whether you are new to the work force, a skilled worker, a college or university graduate or someone simply looking for a career change, salmon aquaculture…

Fish and Seafood Processing

Seafood product preparation and packaging is a component of the provincial food and beverage manufacturing sector. Food safety, traceability and sustainability practices are the cornerstones of our seafood sector and have earned British Columbia an international reputation for safe, sustainable…

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