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12.06.2017

Aquaculture will play a key role in transforming our food system

Aquaculture is at the center to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Being a protein source with little CO2 footprint and little need for fresh water, aquaculture is needed to transform the food system.

EAT panel: Food can fix it. CEO Geir Molvik with Dr. Anna Lartey, Dr. Belay Begashaw, and Femi Oke

“Aquaculture is the source of animal protein with the lowest carbon footprint, and this fact tells us that aquaculture must be a key part of the future food system”, said Cermaq’s CEO Geir Molvik in the panel Food can fix it at EAT Forum today.

Cermaq is a partner to EAT and has integrated the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its strategy. The company also works in partnerships recognizing that we can achieve more when we work together with partners. Cermaq’s business partnerships cover three dimensions (1) the salmon farming industry including customers and suppliers, (2) the seafood industry which includes the fishing industry, and (3) the wider food sector.

“It is also a huge market opportunity – for all seafood, and that is very encouraging. We need to do things right, it will make our businesses succeed but it’s also necessary for achieving the SDGs”, continues Geir Molvik.

We will all be heavily impacted if we do not reach the SDGs. Aquaculture is already directly impacted by the effects of global warming – increasing sea temperatures impact our fish and the waters they live in.

“As industry leaders in the food industry we must look ahead to find the solutions for producing sufficient healthy food in a sustainable way for the future. There are clearly business opportunities here” concludes Geir Molvik.

Press contacts

Lars Galtung

Lars Galtung

Director of Sustainability and Communication

lars.galtung@cermaq.com

+4798214812

Astrid Vik Aam

Astrid Vik Aam

Communications Manager

astrid.aam@cermaq.com

+47 924 90 676

+47 924 90 676

Lise Bergan

Lise Bergan

Head of Communication

lise.bergan@cermaq.com

+47 932 51 114

+47 23 68 50 30

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