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Fish health expert is new Marine Harvest chief in BC

Fish health expert Diane Morrison has been named as MH Canada West's new managing director. Photo: Marine Harvest
Fish health expert Diane Morrison has been named as MH Canada West's new managing director. Photo: Marine Harvest

Marine Harvest Canada has appointed a new managing director for its operations in Western Canada.

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Diane Morrison, who succeeds former MD Vincent Erenst, has more than 25 years’ experience in salmon farming and led Marine Harvest’s fish health and food safety department in British Columbia for 18 years. She will begin her role immediately.

Morrison, who qualified as a veterinarian at Ontario Veterinary College, is also involved in the Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat (CSAS) process run by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

“I am very passionate about our business, the health of both wild and farm-raised fish, and about the great team we have at Marine Harvest Canada. I am excited to share my experience and build a sustainable future together for our local communities,” said Morrison.

Morrison’s appointment is Marine Harvest Canada’s second high-profile appointment of 2018. Earlier this year Jeremy Dunn, executive director at the British Columbia Salmon Farmers’ Association (BCSFA) joined Marine Harvest Canada as the director of public affairs.

Marine Harvest Canada operates salmon farms and processing plants in British Columbia. It employs 600 people and produces 45,000 tonnes of Atlantic salmon each year.

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