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Benchmark Animal Health and Cermaq receive funding from the Research Council of Norway for the development of Tenacibaculum vaccines for salmon

Mouth rot and tenacibaculosis represent a major issue for the health and welfare in farmed Atlantic salmon


The iFarm project aims to improve fish welfare with AI and machine learning – Now an entire sea site is equipped with iFarm setup for the first time

The iFarm project, which has been ongoing since January last year, is in its second phase. An entire sea site in Vesterålen, Norway is now equipped with an iFarm setup in all the net pens, after the fish was stocked there this autumn. In this phase, the project will do a real full-scale testing of the concept and technology. The goal is to increase fish health and welfare with artificial intelligence and machine learning.


SeaBOS speeds up action for sustainable seafood

SeaBOS advanced in concerted drive for changes in the global seafood sector when CEOs from ten of the largest seafood companies in the world and leading scientists from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Lancaster, and Stanford Center for Ocean Solutions met earlier this month.


An aquaculture pioneer steps down in Cermaq

Mr. Geir Molvik hands over the baton as CEO of Cermaq Group as he wishes Cermaq well and seeks to prioritize his time differently going forward. New CEO from March 2022 will be Steven Rafferty, current MD of Cermaq Chile.


Climate action and biodiversity at stake at COP 26

In the run up to COP 26, Cermaq joins UNs Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) in engaging the private sector in climate proofing aquatic food systems. Blue Food is climate action and is needed both for human and planetary health.


Global Compact report strengthens the role of seafood for successful ocean stewardship

When UN Global Compact is taking stock on the 5 tipping points for ocean stewardship, Cermaq highlight that the sustainable seafood is needed for human and planetary health.


Cermaq awarded for its work to improve fish welfare

Close follow-up and simple measures has improved the quality and survival of the fry.


Cermaq cooperates with Norwegian start-up kelp producer

Cermaq and Folla Alger enter into an agreement on integrated salmon and kelp farming in collaboration with leading research environments in Norway. The companies will utilize nutrients from the salmon cages for farming kelp but will also develop kelp into a new feed raw material for salmon.


Salmon producer Cermaq to cut 35 per cent of emissions

Cermaq will cut 35 percent (in absolute figures) of its total greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. More electric boats and facilities, renewable energy, climate-friendly transport and feed will be important measures, making Cermaq one of five aquaculture companies that use science-based climate targeting (SBT).


Cermaq’s sustainability report 2020 – a year impacted by the pandemic

Transparency has always been important to Cermaq, and that is why we were pioneers in sustainability reporting in our industry, and for more than 10 years have had our GRI report reviewed by external auditors. The GRI-report covers 40 indicators, of which 13 are customized to address aquaculture specific areas.