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“Good morning:  On Wed Apr 22, my wife and I were in an accident with our Olympic 33 motor vessel.  We had run into a rock in Okisollo Channel.  We contacted the Coast Guard who immediately relayed a message to local boaters that we needed assistance.  A reply came back right away from your location in Barnes Bay.  Nigel Frazee and Anthony Reynolds were quickly onsite with one of your skiffs and a water pump.  They got the pump going and towed us across the channel to Diamond Cove where we were able to tie up to a wharf.  They ensured our safety and then left.

 We were so relieved to have their rapid response.  Nigel and Anthony were so professional, helpful and calm.  We want to express our gratitude to them and to let you know how much we appreciate their assistance.  We would ask that you please pass our thanks on to them.  They made a bad situation much better.

If there are any charges associated with this rescue, please let us know.

Very Sincerely,
Michael and Holly Finn

Campbell River”
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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.”

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GOLD RIVER, BC (March 13, 2015)— Skuna Bay Salmon, the award winning Craft Raised Salmon from Vancouver Island will be served at the James Beard Awards, the annual culinary trendsetting event held this year in Chicago, Ill on May 4. The James Beard Awards are held annually to celebrate the very best in America’s culinary scene and is considered the chef and restaurant equivalent of the Oscars.

“Skuna Bay is proud to be a partner of this trend setting event. We are delighted that some of the best chefs in America will be cooking with Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon,” said Stewart Hawthorn, Head Farmer for Skuna Bay Salmon.

The Skuna Bay partnership with the James Beard Foundation began in 2012 when Skuna Bay became a House Purveyor of the James Beard House. Over the past three years, Skuna Bay has been made available to dozens of chefs appearing for their special night to cook at the historic James Beard House. That successful relationship has developed further with Skuna Bay’s partnership at this year’s James Beard Awards.

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Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon now available in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Utah through Pacific Seafood

Gold River, B.C. (March 4, 2015) — Effective March 9, 2015, Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon has awarded its exclusive distribution in Washington State, Idaho, Montana and Utah to seafood distributor Pacific Seafood Group. Skuna Bay Salmon was made available initially to these markets beginning in April of 2013 but recently has made the move to Pacific Seafood after a thorough review of its distribution and service in these markets. After a lengthy due diligence process, Pacific Seafood was selected as exclusive distributing partner in their area 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. “We are excited to improve our service in the region where salmon is a part of the cultural fabric – and where we think chefs will appreciate the attention to detail we put into getting them great 10 lb salmon year round.”

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Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon Featured by Great Chefs: James Beard Award Winning Anne Kearney, Brandon Foster, Michael Costa, Yuhi Fujinaga, Michael Gabriel and Brian Howard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GOLD RIVER, BC (February 9, 2015)— Skuna Bay Salmon and six talented chefs from around America are to be featured at the historic James Beard House with the third annual “Salmon Seduction” dinner on February 25, 2015. The Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon will again be served at this special dinner by chefs representing some of the country’s most well-known culinary centers: Las Vegas, Washington, D.C., Denver, New York City and a former James Beard Award Winning Chef from Dayton, OH. Plying their talents at this special dinner will be James Beard Award-winning Chef Anne Kearney from Rue Dumaine in Dayton, OH; Chef Brian Howard from his soon-to-be-opening restaurant Harvest & Larder in Las Vegas; Chef Yuhi Fujinaga from Patina Restaurant Group’s renowned Manhattan eatery The Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center; Chef Michael Costa from legendary Chef Jose Andres’ Washington, D.C. restaurant Zaytinya; and Chef Brandon Foster from Vesta Dipping Grill in Denver, CO. Providing a special dessert will be Pastry Chef Michael Gabriel, also from the The Sea Grill in Manhattan.