Our Team

Bill Vandevert
Farm Manager

bilvBill has worked in the aquaculture industry for nearly 30 years and with West Coast since the early 1990's. Bill has always had a passion for the technical advancement of aquaculture and was instrumental in developing the first Pescalators, building one of the first commercial recirculation hatcheries in B.C and developing the Company’s Simply FishTMsoil amendment. Bill is currently tasked with overseeing the hatchery and farming operation.

 

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Bill Ferris

Farm Manager

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Bill is a food industry professional with 35 years of experience, 14 of which were in the retail grocery and meat sector, where he gained strong experience in product quality, handling and supply. Bill and his family moved to Powell River in 1992 to work for West Coast. Over two decades later, Bill is extremely proud of the product that West Coast produces today. Bill manages the hatchery and farming operation.

 

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Jim Sepkowski

R&D Manager

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Jim has been part of the West Coast family since 1990 and as a full time diver and manager since 2010. Jim’s duties include ensuring the smooth running of the farm, managing dive inspections of the containment systems and directing the crew on day to day duties. Jim lives with his family near the farm.

 

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