In 2013, AgriMarine announced the acquisition of West Coast Fishculture (Lois Lake) Ltd. (WCFC), the premier supplier of Steelhead salmon in British Columbia. WCFC operated as a family-owned business since 1973 and with 30 years of farming experience, WCFC has built up a brand name that is recognized for its quality and sustainability. WCFC conforms to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries, while its Lois Lake Steelhead brand is Ocean Wise™ recommended by the Vancouver Aquarium as an ocean-friendly seafood choice.
WCFC is AgriMarine’s flagship production site in Canada. The Lois Lake Steelhead are reared in the cool, deep waters of Lois Lake, near the city of Powell River, BC. Our fish are fed with high-grade sustainable feeds that contain high levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids.
Lois Lake offers an optimal sheltered site with excellent water quality that can support the installation of our proprietary AgriMarine System™ rearing tanks, where we will focus on accelerated crop turnover and demonstrate the performance benefits of our semi-closed containment technology.
A long-time proponent of improving fish farming techniques, WCFC developed one of the first commercial recirculation hatcheries in B.C during the mid-1990′s and was an early adaptor of emerging closed containment technology. Both AgriMarine and WCFC are committed to offering sustainable fish products that adhere to best practices.