Walcan Seafood was founded in 1974 on Quadra Island, British Columbia as a small, seasonal bait herring producer with a staff of sixteen employees. Due to our prime location near Johnstone Strait, we soon expanded our operations to process local fishermen’s wild catches of sockeye, chum, pink, coho and king salmon. We are now the largest employer on Quadra Island with over one hundred and fifty full-time, year-round employees. We are one of the leading producers of wild salmon in British Columbia, and remain committed to sustainable growth and supporting our community.
Wild sockeye salmon from British Columbia’s Johnstone Strait are considered some of the healthiest and most nutritious in the world and are sought after for their high oil content, deep flesh colour and firm texture. They are one of the best sources of natural Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. Studies have shown that including salmon in your diet may lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some types of cancer.www.walcan.com
We are one of the largest seafood processors in British Columbia, specializing in premium Johnstone Strait wild sockeye salmon. We also proudly process top quality wild Chinook/King, Coho, Chum and Pink Salmon. Our close proximity to the fishing grounds ensures that our fish are received and processed quickly, which has made the Walcan name synonymous with freshness and quality.