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.
“We cannot find the solutions without recognizing the problem the solution should address. Sugar coating our issues will not only hamper our progress but also lessen trust in us. In Cermaq, we recognize that there are needs for improvement in multiple areas and we want to share how we address these and how we see the role of aquaculture in the future”, says Steven Rafferty, CEO of Cermaq.
Sea the Solution is a new way of looking at ourselves and our role as food producers, local partners, and our impact on the climate changes and environment. There is only one ocean and as food producers we are especially concerned as we depend on a healthy ocean. At the same time, also our operation may have negative impact that should be avoided.
“All food production will have a footprint, and our task is to reduce the footprint to minimum, and balance the footprints measured as CO2, freshwater use, arable land use, feed ingredients and in a way where our operations is part of a circular economy. We still have a way to go, but we are heading in the right direction” continues Steven Rafferty.
Sea the Solution addresses diverse topics, for example, how to change the composition of fish feed towards ingredients not suitable for direct human consumption, circularity in co-production with algae farming, what is needed to avoid our fish being stressed and hence improve welfare, and how local communities can take part in and benefit from growing salmon in their areas.
Sea the Solution is published on Cermaq.com, Cermaq.ca, Cermaq.no and Cermaq.cl.