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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.



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.”



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


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.



Harvested from Grieg Seafoods’ Concepcion Sea Farm in Nootka Sound, Chef Louis Simard of Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa prepared a perfect Skuna Bay Salmon tartar for Head of State Dinner on Monday, June 9, 2014

Gold River, B.C. (June 10, 2014) — The Craftsman Farmers of Skuna Bay proudly provided their best Skuna Bay Salmon for an official Canada Head of State dinner at Fairmont Chateau Laurier in Ottawa on Monday. Chef Louis Simard, Executive Chef at the reknowned hotel, expertly prepared a tartar for the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Mrs. Laureen Harper and the Honourable Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia.

The salmon selected for this special dinner were 10-12 pound farmed Atlantic salmon from the Concepcion sea farms in Nootka Sound, off the west coast of Vancouver Island. Head Farmer Steve Munro oversaw the harvest to ensure his fish were carefully handled during the process.



(Gold River, B.C. June 6, 2014)


Our Craftsmen Farmers know about good salmon. They know how important it is to have access to the best Pacific Ocean water off the coast of Vancouver Island, water with strong currents, perfect salinity and glacier-fed cold. These waters are where good salmon comes from.

Our Craftsmen Farmers also know how to spot quality, responsible fishing habits and an obsession with delivering good fish. They have found wild fishermen friends who share their passion for good salmon and who want to share in their unique process for delivering pristine, fresh-from-the-ocean fish to our customers.

So now and for the entire wild salmon season we are proud to bring you the best Skuna Bay Wild Vancouver Island Sockeye we could find. Harvested responsibly just like Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon. For you, our customer, the chef.