Fish in Salmon Evolution's facility, which has achieved ASC certification.

Land-based fish farmer earns ASC certification

Accreditation is important for market access and strong price realisation, says Salmon Evolution


Land-based fish farmer Salmon Evolution has earned Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification after only 18 months in operation, it announced today.

The Norwegian company, which uses a combined recirculation and flow-through system, said the certification of its grow-out facility on the island of Indre Harøy was a significant achievement towards responsible and sustainable salmon production. It added that ASC is globally renowned for its stringent aquaculture standards focused on environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

“Our ASC certification is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at Salmon Evolution,” said chief executive Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen. “We are immensely proud of this achievement, which reaffirms our commitment to sustainability, innovation, and production of premium quality salmon.”

31,500 tonnes per year

Salmon Evolution expects to reach steady state production volumes of 7,900 head on gutted (HOG) tonnes of Atlantic salmon per annum in the first phase of its facility in the current quarter.

It is building a second phase which will also have a capacity of 7,900 tonnes HOG and plans a third phase that will take annual production to around 31,500 tonnes HOG.

It said today that ASC certification plays an important part in the company’s commercial strategy, both in terms of market access and to support strong price realisation.