The BC Salmon Farmers Association is dedicated to driving communication and cooperation within the salmon farming sector, and is the link between the industry and government.
Our membership is made up of B.C.’s proud salmon farmers, as well as the supply and service companies that support them. It’s a strong group that together – and with the assistance of the BC Salmon Farmers Association, helps to educate the public, engage with government and communities, and continue in the positive development of the industry as a whole.
Our members share a commitment to high operational standards, transparency and continuous development and improvement. In addition, they strive to be the best community partners they can be, because they know they’re an important part of keeping our local coastal economy strong and diverse.
Brown’s Bay Packing Company has been custom processing farmed fresh salmon in the spectacular Seymour Narrows of British Columbia since 1989. With a small but eager staff of 25 and a modestly sized facility, Brown’s Bay Packing opened for business with expectations to process 2.5 million lbs. of farmed fresh salmon.
Cargill Aqua-Nutrition Canada/EWOS Feeds is a manufacturer of high quality fish feed diets that are formulated to meet the nutritional needs of each stage of the salmonid lifecycle.
Cermaq Canada Ltd. is a salmon farming company on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Operations consist of four land-based freshwater facilities (three hatcheries and a broodstock facility); 27 marine aquaculture facilities; and one fish processing facility. Cermaq Canada’s offices are located in Campbell River, Tofino and Richmond. Warehouses are located in Campbell River, Tofino and Port McNeill.
Cermaq Canada Ltd. is proud to produce high-quality Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) for domestic and international seafood markets.
Creative Salmon is Canada’s first producer of certified organic farm-raised salmon, growing indigenous Pacific Chinook (King) salmon at 4 farm sites in the waters of Clayoquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
Although one of the smallest salmon farming companies in the world, Creative Salmon is fully integrated - producing its own broodstock and smolts, raising and harvesting the fish and, once market ready, processing the fish in a plant located right on the dock in Tofino.
Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. (Grieg) is a Canadian salmon farming company based in Campbell River, British Columbia, and proudly supports 45 full-time employees. Operations further support another 50 full-time employees at a fish processing plant owned by Walcan Seafood Ltd., the single largest employer on Quadra Island.
Farm Operations, comprising of 9 sites owned by Grieg and one other leased site are based in four areas; Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island, and on the east side of Vancouver Island in Clio Channel and Okisollo Channel.
Mowi is the world's largest aquaculture company, and its premier producer and
supplier of farmed salmon. Mowi Canada West is a fully integrated business having
freshwater and saltwater production facilities from Duncan to Klemtu and its own processing plant in Port Hardy. Mowi is the largest producer of Atlantic Salmon on the Canada's west coast and employs more than 500 British Columbians.
Skretting is Canada's largest aquaculture feeds producer and leads the market with innovative feeds and feeding expertise. The company supplies mainly salmon and trout diets but also produces other fish feeds. Our substantial international resources and expertise are a guarantee of the highest quality standards throughout the food chain.
Taplow Feeds owns and operates a manufacturing facility in Armstrong, British Columbia. Our Company has state-of-the-art, technologically advanced equipment with which we manufacture high quality extruded fish feed and pet foods. Strict Quality Assurance and Control Systems are in place to facilitate our exports throughout World Markets. Taplow Feeds is certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
AKVA group, with its four main brands of aquaculture products, is now the world's most recognized brand of aquaculture technology.
With more than 25 years of experience in design and manufacturing of steel cages, plastic cages & work boats, feed systems, feed barges, sensor systems and fish farming software. Their continued high focus on R&D will ensure our customers to always have the best products available, also in the future.
AKVA Group is proud to provide their customers with the tools needed to farm their fish in a cost effective and sustainable manner world wide.
Manufacturers and Distributors of insulated packaging and shipping materials. Products include moulded EPS Styro Boxes®, Styro Trays®, Poly Liners, Corrugated Outers and Super absorbent Aqua Pads.
Badinotti Net Services Canada Ltd. offers complete net services and sales to the aquaculture industry. This includes washing, disinfecting, repairs, modifications, dipping, new nets and products. As part of the worldwide Badinotti Group, we are able to offer our customers the advantage gained from technical knowledge and experience developed over 100 years in the net business.
Campbell River Netloft Ltd (CRN) is the Canadian subsidiary of MoreNot Aquaculture, a Norwegian manufacturer and service provider to the fisheries industry since 1948. CRN was established in Campbell River in 1987 to supply and service the salmon farming industry. Since then, CRN has expanded into a larger multi-purpose facility and to offer net washing and anti-fouling treatment services.
CRN also supplies expertise and equipment to the shellfish industry and others for sport netting, film production, construction, safety, oil industry, research, logging and agriculture.
CPI Equipment Inc. serves the local Aquaculture Industry and the International Aquaculture Market. CPI’s team is located on Central Vancouver Island and has been supplying and installing equipment across the globe. Aeration/Plankton Equipment, Ensilage Systems, Water Treatment, Central Pumping, Mort Retrieval, HDPE and Net Cleaning are some of our main products. Most of our equipment is designed locally by our own professional Engineer/Design and Machining Team. With years of expertise and knowledge, our own Machine Shop and 24/7 communication we are proud to supply our customers with superior products and custom designs.
Elanco Canada Limited is a global animal health company, pledging to develop and deliver products that are safe for consumers, animals and the environment. Through innovative products, quality systems and a shared vision, Elanco strives to enrich the lives of people the world over through companionship and a safe, affordable and abundant supply of food.
Fuerste Vaccination Services is a Fish Vaccination Company operating on the West Coast of Canada, with a mission to provide excellence in disease protection in commercially raised salmon. Their focus is to reduce fish mortalities, creating a higher quality end product, and to reduce production costs. Additionally, they provide fin clipping and tagging services in various locations throughout B.C. In operation since 2011, they run crews between 7 and 16 people with three crews running at a time in the busy season.
Gemini Marine Services is based out of Garden Bay, British Columbia, Canada, which is, located 115 KM North of Vancouver. The Thompson family has been involved in the BC Towboat industry for over 50 years. Garry and Cheryl purchased the tug "Genni Bay" from Garry's father and began their own towing business in 1992. The Thompson's have been involved in the transport of fish feed for the BC Aquaculture industry from its inception in 1985 via their company Sealand Marine Freight LTD.
Golden Eagle Aquaculture Inc. produces both fresh sablefish and fresh Coho. Sablefish are grown at the Golden Eagle Sable Fish hatchery on Salt Spring Island and at farm sites in Kyuquot Sound on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Coho are cultured in a land-based recirculating system at Agassiz in the southern mainland area of the province. Golden Eagle Aquaculture is owned by the Aquilini Investment Group whose holdings also include agriculture and renewable energy companies.
Merck Animal Health is an industry leader in animal health in Canada. They have many products for production animals (cattle, swine, poultry, fish) and companion animals (cats, dogs and horses). Merck Animal Health has an absolute commitment to the effectiveness of their products and continuously bring customers new products and ideas so that their own businesses can flourish.
Njord Marine Service Ltd is a company which operates service boats for the salmon farming industry in BC. The company currently has 3 vessels in operation and 18 full time employees. In 2019 the fleet will be extended with 2 more modern vessels and numbers of employees will be 30-32.
is a Vancouver Island based, family-owned business that operates large commercial fishing and seafood harvesting vessels. We are proud that we have been involved in the seafood industry in British Columbia since 1974, starting in the wild salmon and groundfish harvesting sectors, and in the cultured salmon sector since 2003. We strive to always provide the highest quality harvesting service to our customers.
Ocean Quality North America, based in Burnaby, B.C., is part of a global seafood sales and marketing organization with its head office (Ocean Quality AS) located in Bergen, Norway. Ocean Quality provides sales and marketing services for global farmed salmon producers, particularly to its producer-owners Grieg Seafood and Bremnes Seashore. As one of North America's leading providers of farmed salmon to the marketplace, Ocean Quality is charged with elevating sales performance and expertise in servicing more than 450 customers throughout the US, Canada and Asia. The North American division is responsible for marketing and distributing a portfolio of farmed salmon products from Norway, Scotland and Grieg Seafood British Columbia salmon farms.
Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is the largest source of aquatic products and systems worldwide. Our mission is to offer symbiotic biological and engineering solutions to support any aquaculture need. We offer everything from designing a complete facility to engineering solutions for existing production systems. Our commercial aquaculture team can also help you with equipment upgrades, troubleshooting and technical support.
Poseidon Ocean Systems is based in Campbell River. We offer technical solutions for the marine and aquaculture industries. Founded by Professional Engineers, and borne from the Canadian Aquaculture Industry, we provide a wide range of services tailored to the aquaculture and marine industries, both locally and internationally. We have a diverse team with extensive experience in marine engineering, and we handle all types of projects, including: Mooring System Design and Installation, Aquaculture Systems Design and Development, Marine Infrastructure Projects, Project Management, and Product Development.
Operated within the Amirix family of companies, realtime aquaculture was born from the need of local farmers who were seeking an ability to have a better sense of the ever-changing water conditions. Our technology enables real time continuous monitoring of open water fish farm conditions including water temperatures and oxygen levels. This critical data is put in the hands of fish farmers/farm operators via an intuitive and simple to use dashboard on their smart phone, or web browser. In addition, realtime aquaculture supports fish farmers in the interpretation of the data, helping to make sense of the powerful data they have.
Sea Roamer Marine Services specialize in Anchor Installation and Inspection on B.C. salmon farms, do net changes and general marine towing. We also transport Smolts and freight in the Northern Vancouver Island area.
Syndel is the world leader in aquatic animal reproduction. Syndel produces and markets quality aquaculture health care products including; induced spawning products, anesthetics, disinfectants, parasiticides, fungicides, vaccines, transportation and handling products.
The Tidal Group of companies is one Western Canada’s largest suppliers to the offshore mooring and industrial marine sectors. The recent acquisition of Northwest Wire Rope Ltd in Nanaimo B.C. adds to the ongoing strategy to offer their customers reliable products and innovative solutions. The company keeps a considerable stock of both new and repurposed mooring accessories for the offshore industry, in all sizes / types. From their Pacific locations in Vancouver and Nanaimo B.C., the company supplies high quality anchoring products to the Pacific Rim, from Alaska to Mexico.
AgriMarine Holdings’ flagship farm is West Coast Fishculture (Lois Lake) Ltd., the premier producer of Steelhead salmon in British Columbia. Its premium brand of OceanWise™ Lois Lake Steelhead is one of the leading brands of fin fish featured in top restaurants across the province.
Established in 1973, the West Coast Fishculture farm operates in the deep, cold, clean water of Lois Lake, near the City of Powell River, providing employment to over 50 residents of the area. The Steelhead is reared in both net-cages and in AgriMarine’s proprietary, floating semi-closed containment tanks.
We are a recycling and waste by-product disposal company, rendering animal and fish waste. Our services include the provision of containers, the pick-up and removal of full containers, as well as the delivery of the containers and their contents to processing facilities.
Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, insurance, retirement and health solutions. Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.
In June 2010 Aqua Pharma were invited by the Atlantic Canadian industry to assist them in introducing the benefits of Interox Paramove 50 via a wellboat pilot project funded and managed by the Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (formerly New Brunswick Salmon Growers Association). Since then they have worked closely with key customers in Atlantic Canada and their prescribing veterinarians to ensure Aqua Pharma technology and logistics remains suitable for their customers' requirements.
Aqua-Terra Consultants is the leading process and environmental engineering company in the Pacific Northwest. For over 25 years they have serviced the aquaculture, fish processing, and rendering industries from California to Alaska. Their services range from environmental plant audits, pilot testing new equipment to increase product and by-product recovery, to the design and implementation of wastewater treatment systems. They also specialize in wastewater permit applications, compiling monthly discharge reports, and providing expert testimony in the event of civil suits. Aqua-Terra Consultants are the only company with a complete mobile lab for onsite testing.
Aquatrans began operations in 1987 with a focus on providing general cargo and fresh/frozen transport services throughout BC. After 17 years Aquatrans has become a transport specialisit and leader in providing refrigerated, dry, flat deck and container services to customers throughout BC, Washington and Oregon.
BioCatalytics is the exclusive distributor and servicer of Bio-Organic Catalyst, a line of proprietary product compositions based upon a uniquely patented broad-spectrum catalytic biochemistry that establishes an entirely new platform technology for the aquaculture industry.
Bio-Organic Catalyst is bio-catalytic water treatment agent that breaks long-chain bonds within organics. Blended with surface modifying components in a very powerful liquid concentrate, it forms ultra-fine micro-bubbles that accelerate chemical and biological reactions within water and organic wastes.
Biomark was founded with the intent to develop a premiere fish tagging organization using RFID tag technology. It quickly adapted into a company that not only tagged fish, but also manufactures RFID tag products, develops RFID tag data recovery systems based on their customer’s goals. Biomark is the worldwide leader in RFID products for fisheries management. From innovative, first of their kind, stream, river, hydro facility and production RFID tag management systems, to tag injection systems and production tagging services, Biomark delivers the best in products and services to its customers.
Innovative net washing solutions.
The Comox Valley Economic Development office was formed in 1988 and is a non-profit society with annual funding from the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox, Village of Cumberland, and the Comox Valley Regional District areas A, B and C.
Cummins Power Generation is a global provider of power systems, components and services in standby power, distributed power generation, as well as auxiliary power in mobile applications to meet the needs of a diversified customer base. Cummins Power Generation also provides a full range of services and solutions, including long-term operation and maintenance contracts and turnkey and temporary power solutions. Products include diesel and alternative-fueled electrical generator sets from 2.5 to 2,700 kW, alternators from 0.6 KVA to 30,000 KVA, transfer switches from 40 amps to 3,000 amps, paralleling switchgear and generator set controls.
DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics services offering land and rail operations, worldwide air and ocean freight, as well as comprehensive logistics solutions and global supply chain management. Roughly 66,000 employees at some 2,000 locations around the globe. DB Schenker knows the challenges in your industry and the tools you need to make your work run smoothly. Their expertise in each of the modes of transport and in contract logistics makes them the ideal partner for services throughout the supply chain – around the globe and around the clock.
Port Hardy, incorporated in 1966, is located on shores of Hardy Bay on the northern end of Vancouver Island and is a District Municipality with a population of 4,574 that is spread over 40.88 square km. We are a resource based community, dependent on fishing, aquaculture and logging and provide commercial and retail services and facilities on our established road, air and ferry links to all North Island and Mid Coast communities.
DIVESAFE International is Canada’s #1 commercial dive school. Located in Campbell River – in the heart of BC’s thriving aquaculture industry, students come from all over the world to train with DIVESAFE. Courses in Commercial SCUBA Diver, Scientific SCUBA Diver, Restricted Surface Supply, Commercial NITROX Blender/Diver & Dive Supervisor are offered at the Campbell River location in real world ocean environments. Courses run year round.
Dynamic Systems Analysis specializes in risk management in marine environments. Whether operations or assets must be safeguarded from failure, DSA uses its advanced engineering tools and expertise to ensure a project's success. DSA's consulting capacity encompasses a wide range of sectors, including defense, offshore oil & gas, marine renewable energy, and aquaculture.
Excel Career College focuses on providing relevant hands-on training to get students into the workforce quickly. Excel’s programs are developed in direct response to the current and future job market. Through research, community networking and continuous assessment and evaluation of its programs, Excel develops curriculum to bridge the employment needs of students and businesses in the communities it serves.
Flurer Smokery Ltd. is a private Aboriginal owned and operated company. The owners have over 35 years experience in the seafood industry. Their vision is to bring a true west coast flavor to the world, while providing the local people and the world with the highest quality services and products. Flurer Smokery Ltd. is Federally Registered, HACCP Certified, registered with the USFDA and the European Union. Currently licensed to process fresh/frozen, semi-preserved, ready-to-eat and shellfish.
Founded in 1989, and headquartered at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Flying Fresh Air Freight is a recognized leader in the transportation of perishable cargo throughout the world. CEO and founder Brendan Harnett has evolved the business over the past decade to include a fully comprehensive logistics service– leading to the formation of FFAF Cargo, a subsidiary of Flying Fresh Air Freight.
The staff at Hardy Buoys is proud to provide you with the finest gourmet hot smoked salmon available. We use fresh, locally caught salmon, as well as farm raised Atlantic plus our own special ingredients for seasoning and pure alder wood chips for authentic flavouring. We have built a strong reputation, producing a variety of exquisite products and providing excellent service to our customers. That is why we are The Natural Choice!
Island Instrumentation Services Ltd. (IISL) is a Vancouver island based company specializing in Industrial Instrumentation and process control solutions. They offer a variety of products and services to Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland for Aquaculture, Water/Wastewater, power generation, Landfill gas recovery, and more. Whether it's fluid analytics, fluid measurement, control, or Stainless steel tubing installation for chemical dosing lines, IISL is dedicated to provide the products and services for all of your instrumentation needs.
First Nation entrepreneur, James Walkus from the Kwakuitl Nation, has had incredible success growing his multi-generation, family-run business – James Walkus Fishing Company. With aquaculture representing 60% of his business, Walkus is able to employee around 30 people year-round.
The Klemtu Band as a business entity to support its new salmon aquaculture initiative formed Kitasoo Aquafarms Ltd. in 1986. Kitasoo Aquafarms operated a production salmon farm near Klemtu from 1989 to 1994. Since 1998, Kitasoo Aquafarms has partnered with Marine Harvest Canada for the purposes of salmon farming. Kitasoo Aquafarms currently holds 4 salmon farm tenures and is currently developing 2 additional tenures as well as research on potential shellfish farming sites it the Kitasoo traditional territory.
Kuehne + Nagel has been moving products around the world for over 125 years. Our FreshChain specialists ensure your sensitive and valuable cargo receives the best care possible, from source to destination. Dedicated 24/7 operations in the heart of Vancouver’s Airport Cargo sector, offer the proximity and year-round service customers expect. Whether shipping chilled or frozen perishables, our team can swiftly repack, re-ice, Coolguard, x-ray screen and handle all your export requirements. Our position as world’s number one sea freight provider gives us unmatched access to the world’s temperature-controlled carriers.
Lions Gate Fisheries Ltd. is a family owned Canadian company. We are a producer, processor, exporter, wholesaler and distributor of premium fresh and frozen seafood. Our company was founded in 1938 has over 60 years experience in a wide range of the most popular seafood items from Canada's west coast, and the rest of the world.
NexGen Hearing is locally owned and operated on Vancouver Island, and is committed to providing exceptional hearing and communication aid services. Certified by WorkSafe BC, NextGen visits job sites to provide workers who are exposed to hazardous noise with hearing tests and services.
NLB Corporation is a global leader in the development and manufacture of 2,000 to 40,000 psi (140-2800 bar) high-pressure water jetting systems for industry.
Omega Pacific has been dedicated to advancements in Pacific Salmon Culture since 1980. With more than thirty consecutive years of spawning and growing Chinook salmon, Omega has discovered optimum rearing methods to ensure high ocean survival. Our method results in growing a “pathogen free” Chinook juvenile for an additional year in cold water, similar to a natural.
Pacific Marine Construction Ltd. specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom concrete floating structures for a variety of marine applications. Over ninety percent of these products are supplied for use in the Canadian Aquaculture market. Projects range from large warehouse/accommodation feed barges to compressor floats, ensilage systems and maintenance or renovations of existing barges.Each project is entirely unique and custom built and designed by our team to meet the specific needs of our clients and the surrounding environment. The state-of-the-art features and ergonomic designs of these floats prove that size, comfort and innovation are all achievable at sea.
PatoGen is the leading preventive salmonid fish health company in the world and offers molecular analysis and services to the aquaculture industry. Our portfolio includes:
- PatoSafe® monitor presence of pathogens in the farm and help the farmers plan and decide on actions
- Smolttimer® uses genetic markers to predict optimal time for transfer to sea
- LiceAdvisor® uses genetic markers to predict the outcome of sea lice treatments
PHARMAQ is the global leader in vaccines and innovation for aquaculture and part of Zoetis, the world leader in animal health. The company provides environmentally sound, safe and efficacious health products to the global aquaculture industry through targeted research and the commitment of dedicated people. Production facilities, administration and research and development activities are based in Norway with subsidiaries in Chile, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Turkey, Spain, Panama and Hong Kong. PHARMAQ has approximately 200 employees. The company's products are marketed in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.
Phibro Animal Health Corporation, a leading global animal health company dedicated to helping meet the growing demand for animal protein, is a diversified animal health and mineral nutrition company concentrating exclusively on animals for food production. For nearly 40 years we have been committed to providing livestock producers with value-based solutions to help them maintain and enhance the health of their animals. We develop, manufacture and market a broad range of products for livestock, poultry and aquaculture. Our products help prevent, control and treat diseases, enhance nutrition to help improve health and contribute to balanced mineral nutrition.
Sæplast offers a range of containers second to none in the market today. We have a container to fulfil any-and-all your cold chain and temperature control needs.
If you need containers for onboard handling and harvesting of fish, Sæplast has a container for you. Harvest immediately into Saeplast containers with ice will reduce temperature to optimize yield for your processed product.
Sæplast also has the ultimate wet storage and purge tanks for your shellfish species like clams, oysters and mussels.
By utilizing Sæplast containers, spoilage is minimized and your product is protected, cool and safe during handling.
Saltstream Engineering Ltd. are family owned and operated companies since 1979, specializing in the culture of Pacific Salmon. We operate a hatchery adjacent to our grow out site on West Redonda island east of Campbell River. For many years our hatchery has produced smolts for local wild salmonid enhancement projects.
The Tlatlasikwala First Nation are the descendants of the Tlatlasikwala, Nakumgilisala and Yutlinuk peoples. Their Territory covers the lands and waters of northern Vancouver Island and their home village is at beautiful Bull Harbour on Hope Island. Their people originated from spiritual places in their Territory and numbered in the thousands until contact with sailing vessels 200 years ago. Today the survivors number 61 and they are working hard to re-build their community. he The Tlatlasikwala First Nation welcome economic development in our territory, as long it's environmentally sustainable, conserves all natural resources on the land and in the waters, and provides training, jobs and benefits for the Tlatlasikwala people.
TRI-GEN Fish Improvement has been providing consulting services in the areas of research, development and genetic improvement for aquaculture broodstocks since 1988. TRI-GEN is currently involved in genetic improvement programs for Atlantic, Chinook and Coho Salmon as well continued development of NIR technology for carcass trait measurements on live fish.
From dairy farm to ranch to processing plant and beyond, your business is charged with meeting margins, delivering products safely and on time, and operating within a wide range of laws and regulations. So having a reliable partner who knows what to look for and where to look can be the difference between adversity and prosperity. From Alberta, Canada, to Bangkok, Thailand, Wilbur-Ellis customers and suppliers have placed their trust in us since 1921, counting on us to deliver valuable and safe product solutions, market intelligence, and new revenue prospects.