MH Canada scores ASC double

Following the successful ASC certification of two more Marine Harvest Canada sites in BC, 15% of all active salmon farms in the province now meet the world's toughest 3rd party environmental certification.

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BC Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) member Marine Harvest Canada has achieved the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) salmon standard for its Bull Harbour and Goat Cove sites.

Bull Harbour is Marine Harvest’s newest salmon farm location and operated in partnership with the Tlatlasikwala First Nation. Goat Cove is operated in partnership with the Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation – a 20 year relationship that sees First Nation and company raise and process salmon for domestic and international markets.

“This year marks thirty years since our Nation began raising salmon in our territory,” said Kitasoo/Xai’xais Hereditary Chief Archie Robinson Sr. “We were the first Nation to take the plunge and decades later we continue to take a lead in raising high-quality salmon.”

There are currently ten salmon farms in BC certified to the ASC standard, and BCSFA members Marine Harvest Canada and Cermaq Canada are currently the only two companies to achieve the certification for salmon farms in North America.

“Our members continue to show their commitment to achieving world class farming practices at all farms by 2020,” said Jeremy Dunn, Executive Director of the BCSFA.

“This latest certification of two farms – achieved by BCSFA members Marine Harvest Canada, Kitasoo Xai’xais First Nation, and Tlatlasikwala First Nation – is another important milestone toward this commitment.”