A Cermaq Canada employee is dead after a work place incident. Image: Cermaq Canada/Twitter

Fish farm employee dead after work place incident

A Cermaq Canada employee is dead after a tragic incident that took place off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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Cermaq Canada confirmed that an employee died on Monday at a farm site near Tofino. The company has not released the identity of the employee.

“Regretfully and with deep sadness Cermaq Canada can confirm there has been a fatality related to an incident at one of our sites located off the west coast of Vancouver Island,” said a Cermaq Canada Facebook post.

“Out of respect for the family of the employee who has passed, the employees involved and the official follow up process, we will not be providing any further details at this time.”


“We are extending our heartfelt condolences and support to the family and friends of our employee. We are providing resources and support for our employees and families as they work through this tragic and difficult time.

“The coast guard were contacted immediately and we will continue to work with all authorities. As the investigation progresses we will share what we can when it is appropriate.”

Details about other employees involved in the incident have not been revealed. It is unclear what led to the death but a formal investigation is being conducted.