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Dec 23, 2009 -Seasons Greetings from Marine Harvest Canada
December 2009: Listen to "Seasons Greetings" radio spots voiced by three of our employees, Craig, Dean and Robin! You can hear them all this month on The Eagle 97.3 FM, The Jet 98.9 FM or The Port 1240 AM.
Dec 23, 2009 -A Growing Island Industry.
Economic news on the Island has been pretty grim this past year. But one local company is hiring, investing, and securing its future.
Dec 14, 2009 -Spirit of giving is alive and well in Campbell River
For several years now, Marine Harvest has donated thousands of dollars to local charitable organizations. On Wednesday, representatives of the Campbell River Food Bank, Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Fund, the Salvation Army and the Women's Centre each received cheques for $2,500.
Dec 11, 2009 -Marine Harvest Food Bank Donation to the River Relief Truck
Staff at Marine Harvest Canada were pleased to donate over $8000 in food and cash to the Campbell River Food Bank, just before Christmas. Approximately 2.5 pallets of food were delivered on Wednesday, Dec 9th by Marine Harvest Canada employees to the 99.7 The River Relief Truck. On December 1st , The River's own Dave Reynolds moved into, has lived out of, and broadcasted from an EMPTY 53 foot transport trailer. He will stay there until it is full of non-perishable food donations to support the Campbell River Food Bank & Salvation Army.
Dec 3, 2009 -Marine Harvest tells city the good news.
Marine Harvest Canada Managing Director Vincent Erenst and Communications Manager Ian Roberts spoke to Campbell River City Council Tuesday night.
Nov 30, 2009 -Wild salmon and salmon farming.
This year, pink salmon have returned to many BC rivers in record high numbers. At the same time, Fraser River and Skeena/Nass sockeye have had lower than expected returns.
Nov 18, 2009 -Marine Harvest biologist corrects misinformation regarding fallow salmon migration routes
Earlier this year a note to anglers sent out from the Nimmo Bay Fishing Resort seemed overly optimistic. "Salmon of all kinds in large numbers - a great year to go fishing!" it read. Yet, that is exactly what happened as North Island and mainland inlet rivers saw large returns of chum, coho and chinook salmon; many having their best showing in more than a decade.
Nov 12, 2009 -First Nations find economic opportunity with Marine Harvest.
Several coastal First Nations are enjoying stable employment and economic opportunity for their people through partnerships with Marine Harvest Canada.
Oct 30, 2009 -Kwakiutl First Nation & Marine Harvest Canada sign Agreement that brings economic opportunity for community
Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) and the Kwakiutl First Nation (KFC) have rejuvenated support for an Agreement that will see economic capacity building and employment and training opportunities provided to the Kwakiutl people by BC's largest aquaculture company.
Oct 23, 2009 -Marine Harvest reports fish escape at its Port Elizabeth farm.
Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) reports an escape of farm-raised Atlantic salmon from its Port Elizabeth site on Wednesday, October 21st.
Oct 20, 2009 -Marine Harvest Canada corrects errors in letter to Minister Steve Thomson.
Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has posted information to its website on a farm by farm basis since 2006. The purpose of sharing information is to demonstrate our commitment to transparent communications and specifically to show our successful and effective management of the sea louse parasite.
Oct 14, 2009 -Marine Harvest corrects statements regarding incidental by-catch.
On October 1st, 2009, it was necessary for Marine Harvest Canada to transport live small, farm-raised salmon from one farm to another.
Sept 23, 2009 -More facts needed in salmon debate
What is a stronger icon of British Columbia than the Pacific salmon? Not much. Maybe a grizzly, or the Lions Gate Bridge, or Long Beach. Whatever your answer, we can be reasonably certain that preserving Pacific salmon for future generations is important to everyone in the province, especially those of us who live on the Island and on the coast.
Sept 2, 2009 -Doors to the long awaited Quatse Salmon Stewardship Centre open to the public on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 10 am.
August 28, 2009 -Marine Harvest Canada Reports Plankton Bloom Near Klemtu Farm Sites
Marine Harvest Canada reports that two farms in the Klemtu area of operations have experienced mortality of salmon as a result of a harmful plankton bloom.
August 26, 2009 -Sayward Volunteer Fire Department members compete in international event
Three members of the Sayward Volunteer Fire Department are soon off to Gaspé, Quebec to compete in the Firefit International Championships. Tyler Atchison, Sarah Clark, and Kris Kennedy are travelling out east next month to compete in this gruelling test of firefighting skills.
July 22, 2009 -Research Indicates Lower Levels of Sea Lice in 2009 in Broughton Archipelago
Sointula and Campbell River - Preliminary results from the joint Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) and Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) sea lice monitoring program in the Broughton Archipelago indicate that sea lice levels in 2009 on juvenile pink and chum salmon migrating through the region are lower than in recent years.
July 8, 2009 -Marine Harvest Canada receives AIMAP funding from Fisheries and Oceans Canada for new, innovative research
Marine Harvest Canada and the BC Centre for Aquatic Health Sciences have received funds from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (FOC) for a new innovative study.
June 17, 2009 -Concern for Fraser River sockeye also a concern to Marine Harvest Canada
Out-migration Fraser River sockeye salmon using a channel north of Quadra Island has raised concern from the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) about the potential impact on these fish from aquaculture operations, including two Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) farms.
June 11, 2009 -Save On Foods Van Isle 360 Yacht Race Salmon Farm Visit a Huge Success
On June 9, 2009, Marine Harvest Canada and the BC Salmon Farmers Association were once again excited to host the 4th leg of the popular Save On Foods Van Isle 360 Yacht Race. This 10th anniversary race hosted 27 vessels with about 250 total crew.
May 21, 2009 -Thank you from the Marine Harvest Football Club
"Thank you!! The Marine Harvest Football Club would like to thank all those who came by last Saturday and supported our car wash and salmon barbeque fundraiser at the CR Fire Hall. In just 4 hours, we raised $1325 for the BC's Provincial Fire Fighters' Burn Fund."
May 19, 2009 -Race Yachts to Layover at Working Salmon Farm
The Save On Foods Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, is one of the most unique yacht races anywhere. Part of what makes it unique is that it is the only yacht race in the world to layover at a working salmon farm.
May 11, 2009 -Marine Harvest Football Club & the Campbell River Fire Fighters to Raise Money for the Burn Fund May 16th
The Marine Harvest Football Club & the Campbell River Fire Fighters will be raising money for the Burn Fund Saturday, May 16th from 11am - 3pm at the Campbell River Firehall. Fresh BBQ salmon and a car wash will be available. All donations are going to the Burn Fund. Marine Harvest Canada is a proud sponsor of this event.
Apr 24, 2009 -Rigorous product testing ensures a high quality product
Marine Harvest Canada, along with all other MH Business Units worldwide, perform product testing for heavy metals, antioxidants, PCBs, flame retardants, chemical contaminants and triarylmethane dyes (such as Malachite Green and Crystal Violet). This testing program began in 2002 as a way to assure customers that there were no concerns with regard to the PCB levels and mercury levels found in our fish.
Apr 2, 2009 -Marine Harvest Canada partners up with the Campbell River Salmon Foundation
For the second year, the Campbell River Salmon Foundation (CRSF) is pleased to accept a significant donation from Marine Harvest Canada (MHC). Mike Gage, Director at CRSF, was on hand to accept a cheque for $10,000 from James Gaskill, Production Director at MHC at the annual fundraising dinner and auction held March 21st, 2009 in Campbell River. This was the second successful annual event held by the newly formed Foundation. MHC also donated an eagle mask, carved by local artist John Henderson, to the live auction which received a bid of over $2300.
Mar 9, 2009 -Marine Harvest Canada to appeal BC Supreme Court ruling
Campbell River, BC. Marine Harvest Canada today served notice of intention to appeal the February 9th, 2009, ruling of Mr. Justice Hinkson in BC Supreme Court over concerns that his findings did not recognize the private property rights of salmon farmers.
Mar 2, 2009 -Aquaculture group rewards Marine Harvest Canada's top performers at its 10th Anniversary Awards Gala
March 2009: Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) was well represented at the 10th Annual Aquaculture Awards gala held in Campbell River on February 28th, 2009. Several MHC employees were nominated throughout the seven categories, while MHC's very own Robin Muzzerall and Mike O'Keeffe were award recipients.
Feb 20, 2009 -The Fastest Salmon Farm Tour...Ever!
February 2009: Informational video that highlights how we raise one of the world's heathiest foods. This quick tour takes you on a trip to salmon hatcheries, salmon farms and processing plant to see how we raise sustainable salmon.
Feb 11, 2009 -Marine Harvest Canada and Strathcona Toyota: Investing in Campbell River
With recent global financial uncertainties, it's important to focus on investing right here in our communities - and two Campbell River based companies are doing exactly that.
Feb 6, 2009 -Marine Harvest Canada Responds To Pacific Salmon Forum's Final Report
Marine Harvest Canada (MHC), the largest aquaculture company in British Columbia, has now reviewed the Final Report and Recommendations submitted by the BC Pacific Salmon Forum. MHC has been supportive of the Forum appointed by the province to examine the issues surrounding the farmed and wild salmon resource in British Columbia and has actively participated in key research that has added to its body of knowledge.
Jan 23, 2009 -Marine Harvest Canada 2008 Community Report
Much of Marine Harvest Canada's success is due to the ongoing and strong support of the communities in which we operate.
Jan 12, 2009 -Nutrient rich salmon feeds you right
It's dinner time and serving pizza, scrambled eggs or grilled cheese sandwiches again will cause a meal revolution. Not sure what to put on the menu? Do your body a favor and reach for farmed salmon.