2017-03-05: Cermaq Canada’s Burdwood salmon farm in the Broughton Archipelago has experienced a diesel fuel spill.
Cermaq Canada has been and will continue working actively with spill responders and government to minimize the impact of the spill.
Spill pads and booms were immediately employed and the quick actions by the staff assisted in minimizing the impact on the environment. Marine spill experts are now on site directing the remaining activities.
Coast Guard staff performed a fuel reconciliation and it has been determined that we have lost closer to 600 litres and not the 1500 litres we reported earlier.
Cermaq highly regrets this incident and is putting together all resources necessary to minimise the impact on the surrounding areas. We are reviewing our procedures to prevent this from happening again.
We will continue to post updates on our website and Facebook page when new information becomes available