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LOS ANGELES, CA (February 28, 2012) Skuna Bay Vancouver Island Craft Salmon is pleased to announce their new Southwest region Salmon Specialist – Melissa Carrasquillo.

Melissa has substantial experience and passion for quality and sustainable seafood, as evidenced by her most recent position as Program Director for the Seafood for the Future program at the Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, which named Skuna Bay a partner this past December.

“As I learned more about Skuna Bay Salmon and got to know the craftsmen farmers, I became more impressed with their passion for raising the best salmon possible and commitment to ethically and environmentally sound aquaculture practices. Their goals align with my own so I decided to join the Skuna Bay team,” said Melissa.

“I’m looking forward to working with chefs and other potential partners as they discover the truly amazing texture, delicious flavor and unique methods of ensuring our salmon is delivered fresh from the ocean to chefs to help them create memorable meals for their diners. I believe everyone wants to eat healthy, tasty and sustainable food and Skuna Bay salmon delivers on all counts.”



L.A. Chefs Ian Gresik of Drago Centro, Brandon Boudet of Dominick’s and Little Dom’s, and Micah Wexler of Mezze endorse Skuna Bay

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 1, 2012) Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon, North America’s first craft raised farmed salmon, is pleased to welcome Chef Ian Gresik, Chef Brandon Boudet and Chef Micah Wexler as Skuna Bay ambassadors.

“Skuna Bay is so pleased to have the endorsement of some of LA’s top young chefs. These chefs share our goal of delivering to the highest standards and creating a great salmon dining experience for their customers,” stated Stewart Hawthorn, Head Farmer and Managing Director at Skuna Bay. “We identified chefs that we wanted to work with and invited them to see our farms and experience it for themselves. We are pleased that what they saw impressed them and encouraged them to support us.”



Campbell River, BC – The Global Aquaculture Alliance, the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood, has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices certification to Vancouver Island craft salmon farmers, Skuna Bay Salmon.

“We are incredibly proud to be the first salmon farm in the world to have multiple farms that have achieved this standard and certification.” said Stewart Hawthorn, Managing Director, Skuna Bay Salmon. “Our craftsmen farmers share the same values as The Global Aquaculture Alliance - to provide healthful salmon using environmentally and socially responsible practices to help meet the growing global demand for sustainable and nutritious food sources.”

The Best Aquaculture Practices standards are developed by a committee of diverse stakeholders including leading progressive environmental and related advocacy organizations.



(British Columbia, CAN – November 18, 2011) – The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seafood for the Future Program has partnered with Skuna Bay Salmon. Seafood for the Future will work to educate and connect Southern California chefs and consumers to this responsibly raised salmon. 
 “Skuna Bay is delighted to be joining the Aquarium of the Pacific’s ‘Seafood for the Future’ program and formally announce our partnership.  Our mission, like Seafood for the Future, is to ensure our growing population can be fed responsibly. We believe our craft farming methods support that and our farmers want to ensure that the same high standards in which our fish are raised are maintained in the partnerships we form. We can never be satisfied with our farming practices. We look forward to engaging with Seafood for the Future and seeking their guidance as we look to get even better at what we do,” said Stewart Hawthorn, Farmer, Skuna Bay.



CAMPBELL RIVER, BC (November 14th, 2011) Raised in the pristine waters off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. by a dedicated and passionate team of craftsmen farmers, Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon launches today as North America’s first craft farmed salmon. “Skuna Bay is doing everything differently for one simple reason: so chefs and diners can experience our fresh-out-of-the-water salmon that our craftsmen farmers have spent years raising” said Managing Director Stewart Hawthorn. This unique offering will initially be available in the Southwest region of the USA including Greater Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Already chefs who have experienced Skuna Bay’s craft raised salmon seem to like it. “The whole fish was very impressive – it looked like a champion just fished out of the water – could have been a wild spring. I was impressed and it was delicious” stated acclaimed chef, Bocuse D’ors finalist and James Beard Foundation performer Chris Mills.