Recent news from Cermaq
In our news archive you will find press releases and news published by Cermaq Group AS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steven Rafferty brings broad global industry experience to Cermaq Chile, the second largest farming company in Chile. He also knows Chilean culture and business well. Steven Rafferty knows Cermaq from before, being CFO and COO farming in 2008-2010.
Cermaq's farming in Norway takes place north of the Arctic Circle, where the water is cold and the salmon grows slower, resulting in specific product qualities. As consumers increasingly pay more attention to the origin of the food, the Arctic effect represents market value.
Every quarter, we publish our performance for key sustainability indicators related to important fish health, environmental and social topics in our operations.