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By Dee Hon, BC Business

Date: August 19, 2021

But our growing ocean economy faces stiff competition from overseas

Barkley Sound is no Silicon Valley. These are wild ocean waters on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Humpbacks, grey whales and orcas migrate through each year, dining on a rich soup of krill, plankton, capelin and salmon. Most human visitors come to watch the majestic marine life or to catch chinook and coho. So when startup co-founders Mike Williamson, Bill Collins and Tony Ethier arrived in 2019 to plant the seeds for their company, their venture stood out from the fishing charters and eco-lodges in the local business community…

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