For Marine Harvest Canada, environmental sustainability requires operating a business that is environmentally conscious, socially beneficial, and economically viable. We recognize that environmental integrity, transparency, and innovation are key values.
- Marine Harvest Canada produces our own brood fish for the eggs needed in our own hatcheries.
- No hormones or steroids are used in Marine Harvest Canada feed or in any Marine Harvest Canada products.
- We are committed to using fish meal produced only through sustainable fisheries.
- Salmon occupy only 1.5% of the total available net space, resulting in a natural, stress-‐free setting.
- We believe in minimal interference; once stocked, salmon at ocean sites are not handled until final selection and harvest
“The world has a need for safe, healthy and tasty food, produced in a sustainable and efficient way, and seafood has the potential to do this.
70% of the globe is covered by water and the carbon footprint of commercial agriculture dramatically out ways that of aquaculture – yet still only two percent of the world’s food supply currently comes from the ocean. It is widely acknowledged that to sustain the world’s growing population this has to change.
Through significant investment in research and development Marine Harvest is at the forefront of technological advances and is transforming aquaculture industry practices. We call it the Blue Revolution.”
Alf-Helge Aarskog, CEO
The Global Aquaculture Alliance – GAA
All our ocean sites and growing operations are certified during each two year growth cycle under the Global Aquaculture Alliance and Best Aquaculture Practices standards. The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) standards address environmental and social responsibility, animal welfare, food safety and traceability in a voluntary certification program for aquaculture facilities. The program outlines standards for each type of facility, from hatchery and feed mill to farm and processing plant. BAP certification defines the most important elements of responsible aquaculture and provides quantitative guidelines by which to evaluate adherence to those practices.
Seafood for the Future
Our sustainability practices are recognized by Seafood for the Future of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
ASC Certified Sterling now available in limited quantities. We will be increasing availability now through 2017 when we plan to have 100% Sterling ASC Certified.