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

Bawden Point

Planned

Bedwell

Planned

Brent Island

Certified
Burdwood   

Certified

Dixon Bay

Assessment Pending

Fortune Channel

Planned

Maude Island   

Certified

McIntyre Lake     

Certified

Millar Channel

In Initial Assessment

Mussel Rock   

Certified

Plover Point

Planned

Rant Point

Planned

Raza Island   

Certified

Ross Pass

Planned

Saranac Island

Planned

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
Found floating in pen
Entanglement
2017-02-06
2017-10-29
Bawden Seagull Found dead between walkways and net pens inside predator fence 2016-12-24
Cypress Harbour Seal Accidental drowning 2017-09-27
Millar Channel California Sea Lion
California Sea Lion
California Sea Lion
Entanglement
Entanglement
Entanglement
2016-03-09
2015-10-29

2015-04-15
Mussel Rock Seagull
Great blue heron
Crow
Entanglement
Probable drowning; found dead floating between billet and pred net
Entanglement
2016-01-04
2017-03-15
2017-11-28
Plover Point River Otter Entanglement in jump fence 2017-09-18
Raza Island    Herring Gull Trapped under walkway 2017-11-27
Ross Pass Herring Gull Found entangled in predator net 2017-01-03

 

Escape Reporting (posted within 30 days of incident)
Location Number Description Date
Bare Bluff 1 Escaped through newly-created hole 2016-04-14

 

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 Documentation Date
Campbell River North Hydrogen Peroxide Application and Treatment Area Maps No date set
Clayoquot Sound Hydrogen Peroxide Application and Treatment Area Maps No date set

 

Unexplained Loss (2016-present)
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
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

 

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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