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Increasing food production in the ocean is one of the clear calls to action from the high-level panel for a sustainable ocean economy to reach the climate goal set in the Paris agreement. Both aggressive health campaigns and carbon tax on beef are recommended means.
This year marks Cermaq’s ten years anniversary for its award winning sustainability reports. Since 2010, Cermaq’s sustainability report has been externally assured. Cermaq has led the way in contributing to an increasing transparency in the salmon industry.
The new tool is a mechanical system that is based on flushing with clean sea water with ambient temperature to remove the sea lice, thus safeguarding animal welfare. The system will be deployed in Chile from July.
Steven Rafferty brings broad global industry experience to Cermaq Chile, the second largest farming company in Chile.
Cermaq's farming in Norway takes place north of the Arctic Circle, where the water is cold and the salmon grows slower, resulting in specific product qualities. As consumers increasingly pay more attention to the origin of the food, the Arctic effect represents market value.
With two new doctoral degrees in Cermaq's fish health group in Bergen, the research group of five has completed three doctoral degrees in only one month. Cermaq has made use of the Norwegian Research Council's scheme for “industrial PhD”.
The optimal speed of the water keeps the salmon smolt strong and healthy. This is not only good for fish health and welfare, also the water quality is improved. A salmon swims 24/7.
Each quarter we publish our key performance indicators for OHS, fish health and welfare, environmental impacts, and compliance. We believe that our consistent transparency builds trust.
Cermaq researcher defends his PhD on intracellular bacteria – important for improved mitigation of fish diseases
In his doctorate theses, Øyvind Brevik has developed genotyping tools for identifying bacteria causing disease in fish. This knowledge is important for developing tools for disease mitigation in aquaculture.
The Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business, launched in June, has made a three year plan for its work on the role of the ocean in achieving the 17 sustainability goals, and with particular focus on SDG 14, Life below Water.