Communities

Most of Grieg Seafood’s 150 employees live in coastal communities along northern Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, mainly Campbell River and the Comox Valley. Others reside in more than a dozen rural and Indigenous communities. We are already a second-generation company, with father-and-son staff, siblings, mother-and-daughter and others who follow family members to work in aquaculture.

Hundreds of companies (mostly small, family-owned businesses) supply services and products to BC’s salmon farm companies from across the province. Services provided include marine transport, water-taxi transport, feed and fuel delivery, harvest transport, fish processing, net wash and repair, dive services, welding, and technical reporting to name a few.

Nearly 6,000 women and men are employed directly and indirectly in BC’s aquaculture sector, which offers sustainable year-round employment.

Grieg operates its 22 farms near almost a dozen coastal communities. It donates approximately $100,000 annually to these communities. Recipients are often wild salmon enhancement projects, non-profit organizations, youth sports, Indigenous initiatives, education, and community events.