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Receipt of Statement of Objections from the European Commission

Cermaq Group AS has received a Statement of Objections from the European Commission on January 25, 2024, concerning alleged violations of European competition laws in the Norwegian Atlantic Salmon aquaculture and marketing business.


Antimicrobial resistance is not stopped by national borders

By 2050, 10 million people could die from bacteria and other microorganisms that are resistant to antibiotics. Also, countries and regions using little antibiotics will be affected.


Cermaq Norway uses laser against salmon lice

Laser has proven to be effective against salmon lice and gentle on the salmon. After extensive evaluation at Cermaq in Finnmark and at Ballangen in Nordland, lasers will be put into use at suitable facilities in Nordland and Finnmark.


Pilot to identify plastic use

To find the plastic footprint of salmon farming, Cermaq has registered all plastics used in a smolt facility, a sea site, and a processing plant over one year. Cermaq pilots this plastic project for Global Salmon Initiative.


Check out Cermaq’s sustainability report

Is salmon farming sustainable? It is when done right. In Cermaq’s sustainability report we present how we address the challenges in producing healthy seafood in a sustainable way and our ambition to do more.


Folla Alger and Cermaq are testing a new combined sea site for salmon and kelp: will contribute to the green shift

Last week, Folla Alger stocked the first kelp in its new combined sea site for salmon and kelp in Steigen in Nordland, Norway.


Cermaq has stocked fish in the third version of iFarm

The iFarm project aims to improve the health and welfare of the fish in the net pens with the help of artificial intelligence. Fish have now been stocked for the third time in iFarm-net pens, and in this phase the focus is on machine learning.


Cermaq terminates purchased farming permits

When the proposal for resource rent tax for Norwegian aquaculture was presented, the authorities opened for returning permits purchased at fixed prices in 2022. Cermaq therefore terminates the purchase of 669 tons MAB at a value of NOK 134 million.


Cermaq freezes investments as resource tax will set Norway back, says Cermaq CEO

Cermaq will freeze investments in Norway as a consequence of the proposal for resource rent tax. “We will wait for more clear understanding of the announcement of last week and the final proposal for the resource rent tax and associated regulations”, states CEO Steven Rafferty


Sea the Solution

The use of the ocean by many industries has not sufficiently respected the multiple roles and complex biodiversity in the ocean, Cermaq recognizes in launching Sea the Solution. As research unfolds fact and casual relationships, we are better positioned to move from harm to harmony. And we must all take part.