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Seaweed Days – May 17 – 23, 2021

VIEA TO HOST SEAWEED INDUSTRY SPEAKERS SERIES… Seaweed Days – May 17 to 23, 2021 In 2018, the Vancouver Island Economic Alliance (VIEA) using its new designation as FTZVI, Canada’s… Read more

Shipping Opportunities for International Trade Virtual Session

Shipping Opportunities for International Trade Virtual Session – Thursday, April 29th, 11:00am to 12:30pm To Anyone Needing to Transport Materials or Goods to/from Vancouver Island: Is your… Read more

Port of Nanaimo & DP World sign Duke Point Lease Agreement

DP World Canada Announcement | February 24, 2021 The Port of Nanaimo and DP World Seal Nanaimo – Duke Point Lease Agreement February 24, 2021 The Duke… Read more

Should Canada be hungry to farm seaweed?

Source: Canada’s National Observer By Rochelle Baker | News, Quadra and Cortes Island, B.C. | January 26th 2021 Harvesting seaweed on the B.C. coast has been the… Read more

Port Alberni Port Authority Marine Cluster Continues to Grow

Source: Vancouver Island Free Daily By Susie Quinn  – June 14, 2020 Diverse businesses look to Port Alberni’s waterfront and deepsea port for expansion British Columbia’s medical health… Read more

Salmon Farmers Poised to Support BC’s Economic Recovery with 1.4 Billion in new Investment, Independent Report Finds

Source: BC Salmon Farmers  November. 9, 2020 Investment through 2050 would create almost 10,000 new jobs, add cumulative $44 billion in new economic activity CAMPBELL RIVER, BC –… Read more

Vancouver Island Partnership Provides Harmac Pacific With Needed Raw Fibre

Oct 15, 2020 | Peace Cariboo Skeena, Thompson Okanagan, Vancouver Island, Victoria Residual Fibre Pilot Project Nears Harvesting Phase VANCOUVER ISLAND – Shopping locally is the central philosophy of any successful, community-focused business… Read more

Cascadia Seaweed: Winner of the BC Food and Beverage Innovation Award

September 28, 2020 Sidney, B.C. — The room at the Cascadia Seaweed headquarters erupted with cheers and excitement when the winner of the innovation category at the BC… Read more

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