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Recent news from Cermaq

In our news archive you will find press releases and news published by Cermaq Group AS.  

Cermaq aims to improve fish health and welfare with iFarm

By using artificial intelligence and machine learning, Cermaq will be able to identify each fish in a net pen, allowing for targeted health interventions if required and individualized health records for each individual fish. The iFarm five-year project is the first of its kind and will allow for an individualized fish approach to salmon farming. Now, the first fish have been transferred in Cermaq’s iFarm.

Cermaq expands its management team and appoints new CFO

Mr. Ole Martin Grimsrud (photo left) is appointed new CFO, and Mr. Erlend Reiten (photo right) will take up a new position as Chief Transformation Officer (CTO). The changes apply from 1 September.

Cermaq’s activities to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In a new report, mainstream sustainability indicators are linked to key activities to meet the overarching global challenges of climate action, ocean health, biodiversity, reducing the footprint of food production and creating shared value.

Thomas Palm leaves Cermaq

After nearly 10 years in Cermaq, our CFO Thomas Palm is seeking new opportunities.

Cermaq launches iFarm project in January

The iFarm project has been scaled to the approval for four development licenses, and will be launched in Steigen, Nordland county, in January. The first transfer of fish to the sea is planned for autumn 2020.

Cermaq contributes to traceability with blockchain

With a QR-code and blockchain technology, consumers can now get information in text and photos regarding where the salmon they are purchasing was farmed, what food it was fed, and other interesting information. Cermaq’s cooperation with Labeyrie secures traceability and transparency.

UN report states the need to replace meat with seafood to limit temperature rise to 1.5° C

Increasing food production in the ocean is one of the clear calls to action from the high-level panel for a sustainable ocean economy to reach the climate goal set in the Paris agreement. Aggressive health campaigns and carbon tax on beef are recommended means.

Cermaq welcomes the UN launch of Sustainable Ocean Principles

Building on the mapping of existing governance and regulations of the ocean and identifying sustainable ocean opportunities, the UN GC Action Platform now invites companies to join the Sustainable Ocean Principles for shared commitments and actions to scale impact.

10-year anniversary for Cermaq’s sustainability report

This year marks Cermaq’s ten years anniversary for its award winning sustainability reports. Since 2010, Cermaq’s sustainability report has been externally assured. Cermaq has led the way in contributing to an increasing transparency in the salmon industry.

Cermaq will use new tool in Chile to combat sea lice

The new tool is a mechanical system that is based on flushing with clean sea water with ambient temperature to remove the sea lice, thus safeguarding animal welfare. The system will be deployed in Chile from July.

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