Cermaq Canada believes its ASC farmed salmon will be in even greater demand, thanks to an update in the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch standards.
“This is great news, and we are pleased to see that all the hard work is starting to be recognised by organizations such as the Monterey Bay aquarium,” David Kiemele, Cermaq Canada’s Managing Director, said in a press release. “We look forward to supplying our existing and new customers with healthy and sustainable, certified salmon.”
The ASC promotes responsibly farmed seafood through its extensive certification and labelling program. The standard, which was established with oversight from environmental groups, is firmly grounded in science and responsible environmental practices, and is only earned by farms that go above and beyond regulations and standards for minimizing their environmental impacts.
“We are proud of our employees who have worked so hard to achieve this certification,” said Laurie Jensen, Cermaq Canada’s Communication and Corporate Sustainability Director. “We have all been working hard since 2013 towards the goal of having all our fish certified to this strict, science based standard. This recognition supports the sustainability framework that Cermaq strives for in all aspects of our production.”
Cermaq aims to have 100 per cent of its production farms ASC certified by 2020. Cermaq is also a member of the Global Salmon Initiative, (GSI) which was established in 2013 by global farmed salmon producers focused on making significant progress on industry sustainability. At present, nearly a quarter of all farmed salmon produced globally is ASC certified, and members of the GSI are the main sources of ASC farmed salmon world-wide.
To learn more about the Seafood Watch program, visit: https://www.seafoodwatch.org/
To learn more about the ASC, visit: http://www.asc-aqua.org/