Brown’s Bay Packing Company has been custom processing farmed fresh salmon in the spectacular Seymour Narrows of British Columbia since 1989. Today Bown's Bay employ as many as 45 full-time people and process in excess of 32 million lbs of product each year. This amounts to a payroll that injects $1.5 million into the local Campbell River economy and expenditures of more than $1.75 million for supplies and services from other British Columbia businesses.
Dissolved Oxygen levels at Williamson and Muchalat North have recovered and returned to normal
During mid-June Williamson Passage and Muchalat North experienced high levels of mortality rate due to increased levels of Dissolved Oxygen. Since then D.O. levels have recovered and returned to normal and our fish are coming back onto feed fairly well at all locations that were affected. The farm teams have done a good job of getting the sites re-sorted after this major incident and it was good to see our higher standard of set-up becoming re-established.
In the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Vancouver Island, our Craftsman Farmers have
been hard at work raising the incredible Skuna Bay Salmon.
Effective April 20th, 2015, Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon is entering the Florida market with newly announced distributor partner North Star Seafood. This expansion effectively brings access to Skuna Bay Salmon to all four corners of the United States making Florida the 33rd state where Skuna Bay is now available. After a lengthy due diligence process that began in 2013, North Star Seafood was selected as exclusive distributing partner in Florida for their reputation for quality, sustainable sourcing, service and outstanding cold chain.
“Our passion is to consistently provide the great chefs of America with great salmon so their customers always have a fantastic salmon dining experience ,” says Dave Mergle, Director for Skuna Bay. “Florida has long been on our wish list because there are some great chefs and restaurants in their many cities and resorts but until now we weren’t able to make the logistics work perfectly. Since Skuna Bay relies on the perfect cold chain, we weren’t ready to launch until we had that worked out. Now we do – and Florida here we come.”