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One of Grieg Seafood's five sites in Nootka Sound, all of which are now ASC certified. Photo: Grieg Seafood BC.
One of Grieg Seafood's five sites in Nootka Sound, all of which are now ASC certified. Photo: Grieg Seafood BC.

Grieg Seafood’s fifth and final Atlantic salmon farm in Nootka Sound, Vancouver Island, British Columbia has received Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, making Nootka Sound Grieg BC’s first fully ASC-certified region.

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“The farm staff work hard out there, rain or shine, to ensure that their fish are happy, healthy, and grown in a sustainable manner,” said Grieg certifications manager Kristin Storry on the company’s website.

“I am proud to be a part of this achievement, which reflects our commitment to the Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation’s traditional territory where our farms are located and the nearby community of Gold River.”

Sunshine Coast

Next Grieg is looking to its Sunshine Coast farms on the mainland to receive multi-site ASC certification in June, followed by its Barnes Bay farm in August (which will be added to the Sunshine Coast’s multi-site certificate).

The remainder of Grieg’s BC farms are on track for approval of ASC certification by 2021.

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