Marine Harvest Canada

Marine Harvest Canada

May 02, 2008 11:00 ET

Marine Harvest Canada Helps Protect Wild Salmon and Trout

CAMPBELL RIVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 2, 2008) - Marine Harvest Canada, the Largest Aquaculture Company in British Columbia has joined the Tsolum River Restoration Society, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Comox-Strathcona Regional District, and the City of Courtenay to build two bridges over Towhee Creek on Courtenay's Regional Fairgrounds to help protect wild salmon and trout.

Marine Harvest Canada donated $6000; one-third of the hard costs required to build both bridges over Towhee Creek.

"The bridges are important to the protection of the creek bed which provides over-wintering and rearing habitat for coho and trout," says Jack Minard of the Tsolum River Restoration Society.

"This is an important local project driven by volunteers who have been working to protect fish habitat in the creek for over ten years," says Clare Backman, Manager of Environmental Compliance and Community Relations. "Creeks like this may dry up in the summer but still play an important role in rearing salmon and trout come fall and winter. These bridges will keep people and animals out of the creek bed for years to come and that will be a huge benefit to these very young fish."

The support for the Tsolum River Restoration Society is just one of several salmon enhancement projects supported by Marine Harvest in 2007-2008. In the past year, Marine Harvest has donated over $100,000 in equipment and cash to numerous local salmon enhancement societies. Marine Harvest Canada is dedicated to sustaining their environmental commitment, visit them online to learn more.

Marine Harvest Canada produces 45,000 tonnes of fresh, high-quality farmed salmon year-round in the Pacific waters around Vancouver Island. The company employs 500 people from Duncan to Klemtu. Visit us at www.marineharvestcanada.com.

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