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Top fish health expert to helm Marine Harvest Canada West

“I am excited to share my experience and build a sustainable future together for our local communities” – Dr. Diane Morrison, M.D. – Marine Harvest Canada

One of Canada’s top experts on the health of salmon has been appointed as the managing director of Marine Harvest Canada West. Dr. Diane Morrison replaces Vincent Erenst, who is departing the company after leading it for the past 12 years. Dr. Morrison is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and has 25 years’ experience in salmon production.

“I am very passionate about our business, the health of both wild and farm-raised fish, and about the great team we have at Marine Harvest Canada,” said Morrison, who has led Marine Harvest Canada’s Fish Health and Food Safety Department in Western Canada for 18 years.

“I am excited to share my experience and build a sustainable future together for our local communities,” she said.

Dr. Morrison is a resident of Campbell River B.C, having lived and worked in the area for more than 25 years. She studied for her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at Ontario Veterinary College, has served on multiple research teams publishing on aquaculture and wild salmon in British Columbia, and has also been an active participant in the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) process managed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Dr. Morrison will begin her new role within Marine Harvest immediately.

Marine Harvest Canada operates salmon farms and processing plants in British Columbia, Canada, where 600 people raise 45,000 tonnes of sustainable Atlantic salmon each year.  Marine Harvest Canada is part of the Marine Harvest ASA group, the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon.

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