Twin triumph for Cermaq in BC

Two salmon farms operated by Cermaq Canada have been certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard. 

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The farms, Brent Island and Venture point, are located in the Okisollo Channel, near Campbell River, and represent the fourth and fifth farms operated by Cermaq Canada to be certified.

“This is an exciting day for us,” said Fernando Villarroel, Chief Operating Officer of Cermaq Canada. “Our employees have been working very hard to make this happen, and now nearly 20% of our farms are certified to the highest standard for salmon in the world.”

The double success means that Cermaq now has the highest number of ASC certified farms – considered by the industry to be the gold medal standard for certification – in Canada.

As part of the certification process, Cermaq voluntarily reports data on environmental impacts for all farm sites publicly.