K’omoks cooperation agreement signed

January 22, 2016 - Comox, B.C.

Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) and K’omoks First Nation (KFN) recently signed a cooperation agreement to further strengthen the relationship between the two parties and create direct links for business opportunities and community development.

Since 2008, KFN and MHC have looked to formalize their collaborative relationship, culminating in the signing of this agreement in December 2015.

The cooperation agreement provides for investment in areas of mutual interest including training, employment, and business development. It also provides a foundation for regular engagement and knowledge sharing between the First Nation and the company, and an updated sales agreement for Salish Sea Foods, a recently acquired KFN business located in the Comox Valley.

MHC Managing Director Vincent Erenst, Public Affairs Director Ian Roberts and Sales Associate Nadine Gibbs were pleased to talk about a shared future with Chief Councillor Robert Everson, Pentlatch Seafoods Manager Richard Hardy, Economic Development Manager Melinda Knox and Councillor Barbara Mitchell at a signing celebration held in the KFN band office just before Christmas.