Norway-based salmon farming giant Mowi has halted production at one of its Canadian processing facilities as part of efforts to stem the spread of coronavirus.

Mowi Canada West said Wednesday it suspended operations at its plant in the northern British Columbia village of Klemtu.

"The Kitasoo/Xai-xais First Nations has made the decision to close their community of Klemtu at this time due to the pandemic," Mowi Canada West Communications Manager Chris Read told IntraFish.

"We are respecting that decision. To keep the farms operating we are flying in staff from outside the community directly to farm sites, with no local contact."