Public Reporting

As part of our commitment to transparency and meeting the toughest third-party certifications, including the ASC standard, we publish information about the environmental impacts of all our farms, not just those in the certification process.

ASC Dashboard

ASC-certified sites, sites in certification process and sites planned for certification
ASC requires sea lice reporting to be done within 7 days of sampling during "sensitive periods" (the March 1 - June 30 wild salmon outmigration period) and within 7 days of month-end otherwise. Cermaq Canada updates sea lice data for all sites on a weekly basis, year-round. Click a site below for sea lice counts.  Sites not listed can be found here.
Location Status

Bare Bluff

Certified

Bedwell

Planned

Brent Island

Certified
Burdwood   

Certified

Fortune Channel

Planned

Maude Island   

Certified

McIntyre Lake     

Certified

Plover Point

Planned

Raza Island   

Certified

Sir Edmund Bay

Certified

Venture Point

Certified

Westside

Certified

 

Wildlife Mortality Reporting (posted within 30 days of incident)
Location Species Description Date
Bare Bluff Kingfisher
Seal
Seagull
Cormorant
Found in pen  
Entanglement
Found under walkway
Found under walkway
2017-02-06
2017-10-29
2018-01-09
2018-02-23
Bedwell Sound Western Gull  Entrapment  2018-12-12
Bawden Seagull Found under walkway  2016-12-24
Burdwood    Seagull and Crow Entrapment 2017-12-06
Cypress Harbour Seal Accidental drowning 2017-09-27
Millar Channel California Sea Lion
California Sea Lion
California Sea Lion
Western Grebe
Western Grebe
Entanglement
Entanglement
Entanglement
Entanglement
Entanglement
2016-03-09
2015-10-29

2015-04-15
2018-01-03
2018-01-04
Mussel Rock Seagull
Great blue heron
Crow
Entanglement
Found under walkway  
Entanglement
2016-01-04
2017-03-15
2017-11-28
Plover Point River Otter Entanglement  2017-09-18
Raza Island    Herring Gull Found under walkway 2017-11-27
Ross Pass Herring Gull
Western Grebe 
Western Grebe 
Entanglement  
Entanglement
Entanglement
2017-01-03
2018-10-28
2018-10-29

 

Escape Reporting (posted within 30 days of incident)
Location Number Description Date
Bare Bluff 1 Escaped through newly-created hole 2016-04-14
Dixon Bay 10 Escaped from a delivery hose during smolt entry into net cage 2018-09-14

 

Sea Lice Reporting
Sea lice levels are reported on a site-by-site basis and numbers are updated weekly. Visit Our Locations and choose a site to see the information specific to that site. 

 

Alternative Sea Lice Treatment Reporting
As part of our commitment to meet ASC and other certification standards, we are looking at alternative sea lice treatments to the in-feed treatment SLICE.
Location Type Details Date
Broughton region Hydrogen Peroxide  Pesticide Treatment Permit Application

See permit application 

Clayoquot Sound Hydrogen Peroxide Pesticide Treatment Permit See permit application 
Discovery Islands
Hydrogen Peroxide Pesticide Treatment Permit See permit application 

 

Unexplained Loss (2016-present, see bottom of page for earlier data)
After harvest, ASC requires any unexplained loss (discrepancy between stocking and harvest numbers that cannot be accounted for) be publicly reported. Please note that the counting machines we use when we transfer fish from the hatchery to the ocean are 98% accurate. Differences up to 2% between the stocking count, minus harvest  count, sample count and mortality count, are then explained by the accuracy of the counting machines. 
Location Difference (#) Difference (%) Final Harvest Date
Rant Point -3,091 -0.6% 2016-01-20
Burdwood -4,915 -0.7% 2016-02-10
Dixon Bay 3,795 0.7% 2016-04-01
Bedwell -4,875 -0.9% 2016-06-27
Ross Pass 2,494 0.47% 2016-06-29
Mussel Rock 983 0.2% 2016-09-08
Plover Point -8,074 -1.3% 2016-10-25
Brent Island -5,817 -0.92% 2016-12-20
Venture Point 4,345 1% 2017-01-25
Bare Bluff -1,363 -0.23% 2017-04-09
Westside 3,885 0.7% 2017-06-29
Raza Island -590 -0.09% 2017-06-30
Binns Island -1,611 -0.29% 2017-07-27
Sir Edmund Bay -1,907 -0.4% 2017-08-24
Maude Island    5,402 1.0% 2017-11-22
Burdwood 5,385 0.76% 2018-01-15

 

Info from previous years
2016 Outmigration Period Sea Lice Counts
2015 and Prior Public Reporting Data (Wildlife mortality, escapes, unexplained loss)

Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification information 

 

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