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January 21st, 2015 - Marine Harvest achieves first ASC certified salmon farm in North America
Marine Harvest Canada's Marsh Bay farm is the first salmon farm in North America to attain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification. The company expects its first ASC salmon to enter the North American market in February.
January 9th, 2015 - Marine Harvest Canada receives permit for Paramove 50 use at Quatsino area farms
Marine Harvest Canada has received Ministry of Environment approval to use Interox Paramove 50 at farms in its Quatsino Sound operating area. Paramove 50 will enable the company to continue to effectively manage sea lice and reduce the use of the drug emamectin benzoate (Brand name SLICE).
December 24th, 2014 - Aquaculture scholarships aim to see local students return home
This year Marine Harvest Canada was pleased to provide educational scholarships and bursaries to three Vancouver Island residents totaling $4100. By providing scholarships to local students, the company aims to help these students not just achieve an education in science or aquaculture, but also return to their local communities to work for Marine Harvest Canada.
September 29th, 2014 - Harmful plankton bloom reported at Marine Harvest Canada salmon farm
September 29, 2014 - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) is estimating a loss of up to 280,000 fish of an average weight of 4.1 kilograms due to a harmful plankton bloom at Marsh Bay near Port Hardy, BC. The harmful algae, Heterosigma akashiwo, are common plankton known to kill salmon.
September 18th, 2014 - Marine Harvest Canada's salmon barbeque helping build B.C. Burn Centre
Campbell River firefighter Stewart Dumont and Marine Harvest's communications manager Ian Roberts were thrilled to attend the groundbreaking celebration for the new Burn Fund Centre in Vancouver on September 17. For more than ten years, Campbell River Professional Firefighters Local 1668, Marine Harvest Canada, and the community of Campbell River have teamed up to fundraise for the B.C. Burn Fund.
September 9th, 2014 - Hydrogen peroxide application maps
Marine Harvest Canada is applying for use of hydrogen peroxide (Brand name Interox(tm) Paramove 50) at its Quatsino operating area. In accordance with the application process, Marine Harvest is publishing maps of intended use.
August 8th, 2014 - New study confirms history of recently discovered fish virus
A new study, published last month in the international peer-reviewed Journal of Fish Diseases, reports on extensive fish virus research and confirms that the recently identified fish virus (piscine reovirus) is a benign virus that has long been present in fish in the Pacific Northwest.
July 16th, 2014 - Marine Harvest Canada reports drowned California sea lions
Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) reports the accidental drowning of six California sea lions at its Shelter Bay salmon farm near Port Hardy BC. The sea lions were discovered by divers earlier in July while conducting routine underwater inspection of the farm’s predator defense netting.
June 17th, 2014 - Marine Harvest Canada submits evidence that confirms healthy fish
From June 9 to 13, 2014, Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) provided the Federal Court of Canada with information resulting from significant new research confirming the company's salmon are not a risk to wild salmon or consumers. Responding to a legal challenge initiated by Alexandra Morton against the Minister of Fisheries and MHC, the company provided the Court with evidence including fish health data which refuted the allegations made by Ms. Morton showing them as clearly erroneous and scientifically baseless.
May 27th, 2014 - Warmer summer water brings plankton blooms
Several of Marine Harvest Canada's salmon farms near Port McNeill have initiated plankton avoidance systems to help minimize the harmful effects of plankton blooms now active in the region.
April 10th, 2014 - First hydrogen peroxide treatment for sea lice in BC a success
The first use of hydrogen peroxide in BC for control of sea lice has been completed with great success. The new treatment option, announced by Marine Harvest Canada in January, was applied to a group of the company’s salmon in March, and proved to be a very safe and effective method to reduce the level of sea lice on farm-raised salmon.
March 18th, 2014 - Marine Harvest Canada now in its second decade growing market-sized Atlantic salmon on land
Marine Harvest Canada’s experience raising Atlantic salmon to market size in tanks on land is now in its second decade. This investment in land-based aquaculture systems by British Columbia’s leading salmon aquaculture firm is now helping niche companies test the viability of commercial sized projects.
Feb 1st, 2014 - Salmon barbeque event trailer
Marine Harvest Canada receives permit for new sea lice treatment Marine Harvest now accepting applications for salmon barbeque event trailer
Jan 17th, 2014 - Marine Harvest Canada receives permit for new sea lice treatment
Marine Harvest Canada receives permit for new sea lice treatment Marine Harvest Canada has received Ministry of Environment approval for a new sea lice management option for farm-raised salmon. Hydrogen peroxide (Brand name Interox™ Paramove 50™) will enable the company to continue to effectively manage sea lice and reduce its use of the drug emamectin benzoate (Brand name SLICE™).
Jan 7th, 2014 - Study shows Marine Harvest Canada antibiotic use low and declining
A new study published last month in the Canadian Veterinary Journal shows that Marine Harvest Canada’s (MHC) ongoing process improvements is making huge strides towards the elimination of antibiotic use for its farm-raised salmon.
Trends in antimicrobial use in Marine Harvest Canada farmed salmon production in British Columbia (Morrison and Saksida, 2013) compares nine years of data that shows low and reduced use of medicines at MHC and industry wide due to improved fish husbandry, effective vaccines, and the company’s move to producing only Atlantic salmon