The Jurassic salmon plant is located in West Pomerania. Image: Jurassic Salmon.

Certification first for land-based salmon

Jurassic Salmon, a Polish company that grows organic Atlantic salmon in tanks, has become the first land-based salmon farm to achieve ASC certification. 

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Based near Janowo, Jurassic Salmon has been operating since 2013 and takes its name from the fact they use thermal water from 150 million years ago in their tanks.

Michal Kowalski, Jurassic Salmon’s Production Manager said of the certification: “We have a number of customers interested in ASC certified fish and we feel being certified will be of benefit to us. The certification process itself was also helpful as it helped us to identify areas of our production process we could improve upon.”

Assessment for ASC certification was undertaken by Acoura Marine. Following the assessment Martin Gill, Acoura’s Managing Director, said: “Jurassic Salmon are an innovative and important producer and we’re delighted to have been involved in this project. It’s becoming increasingly clear that retailers and processors are looking for ASC certification and I have no doubts that Jurassic Salmon will see increased demand for their fish because of their successful audit.”