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 our farms.
|ASC-certified sites (or sites in certification process)|
In Initial Assessment
Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification requires public reporting of several criteria. Cermaq Canada has decided to make this information available for all sites, not just certified sites, or sites seeking certification.
|Wildlife Mortality Reporting (posted within 30 days of incident)|
|Bare Bluff||Kingfisher||Found floating in pen||2017-02-06|
|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
Great blue heron
Probable drowning; found dead floating between billet and pred net
|Plover Point||River Otter||Entanglement in jump fence||2017-09-18|
|Ross Pass||Herring Gull||Found entangled in predator net||2017-01-03|
ASC requires all escapes, no matter how small, to be publicly reported.
|Escape Reporting (posted within 30 days of incident)|
|Bare Bluff||1||Escaped through newly-created hole||2016-04-14|
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. Sensitive period data is below, and monthly data for all sites is available by viewing individual locations.
|Sensitive Period Sea Lice Reporting for ASC-certified and pending sites, and sites to be audited|
|Note: Sea lice data for the following sites is updated within 7 days of sampling from March 1 - June 30.|
|Bare Bluff||Brent Island||Burdwood|
|Dixon Bay||Maude Island||McIntyre Lake|
|Mussel Rock||Raza Island||Ross Pass|
|Sir Edmund Bay||Venture Point||Westside|
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.
|Unexplained Loss (2016-present)|
|Location||Inventory Difference (#)||Inventory Difference (%)||Final Harvest Date|
|Sir Edmund Bay||-1,907||-0.4%||2017-08-24|
Previous years' ASC-required public reporting information has been archived below.
|Info from previous years|
|2016 Outmigration Period Sea Lice Counts|
|2015 and Prior Public Reporting Data (Wildlife mortality, escapes, unexplained loss)|