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Cermaq welcomes the UN launch of Sustainable Ocean Principles

Cermaq welcomes the UN launch of Sustainable Ocean Principles

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2019 13:14 CEST

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.

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

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

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2019 09:07 CEST

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.

10-year anniversary for Cermaq’s sustainability report

10-year anniversary for Cermaq’s sustainability report

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2019 18:12 CEST

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

Cermaq will use new tool in Chile to combat sea lice

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 14:25 CEST

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 appointed new MD for Cermaq Chile

Steven Rafferty appointed new MD for Cermaq Chile

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2019 13:30 CET

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 launches brand platform: "True Arctic - slow raised salmon"

Cermaq launches brand platform: "True Arctic - slow raised salmon"

Press releases   •   Mar 17, 2019 20:29 CET

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.

3 doctoral degrees in Cermaq in 1 month

3 doctoral degrees in Cermaq in 1 month

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2018 14:45 CET

With two new doctoral degrees in Cermaq's fish health group in Bergen, the research group of five has completed three doctoral degrees in only one month. Cermaq has made use of the Norwegian Research Council's scheme for “industrial PhD”.

Young salmon benefit from exercise

Young salmon benefit from exercise

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2018 08:30 CET

We have always known that exercise is good for you, but now we know the optimal level of exercise for our young fish. It is the speed of the water flow that determines the exercise or the speed of swimming. The optimal speed of the water keeps the salmon smolt strong and healthy. This is not only good for fish health and welfare, also the water quality is improved.

11th quarter of transparent reporting on sustainability performance

11th quarter of transparent reporting on sustainability performance

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2018 11:33 CET

Each quarter we publish our key performance indicators for OHS, fish health and welfare, environmental impacts, and compliance. We believe that our consistent transparency builds trust. The performance for the quarter July-September 2018 can be found on www.cermaq.com

Cermaq researcher defends his PhD on intracellular bacteria – important for improved mitigation of fish diseases

Cermaq researcher defends his PhD on intracellular bacteria – important for improved mitigation of fish diseases

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2018 16:45 CET

Øyvind Brevik is the first of three Cermaq researchers who will be defending a doctoral degree this fall. In his doctorate theses, Øyvind Brevik has developed genotyping tools for identifying bacteria causing disease in fish. This knowledge is important for developing tools for disease mitigation in aquaculture.

UN GC Action Planform for Sustainable Ocean Business moves forward

UN GC Action Planform for Sustainable Ocean Business moves forward

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 17:00 CEST

The Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business, launched in June, has made a three year plan for its work on the role of the ocean in achieving the 17 sustainability goals, and with particular focus on SDG 14, Life below Water. Cermaq was the first company to join this Platform.

Production start at Cermaq’s new closed containment system in Horsvågen

Production start at Cermaq’s new closed containment system in Horsvågen

Press releases   •   Sep 24, 2018 15:26 CEST

​Cermaq aims to be leading in technology development that contributes to sustainable food production. This weekend, Cermaq transferred smolt into its new closed containment system in Horsvågen.

Global leaders in seafood step up its actions for ocean sustainability

Global leaders in seafood step up its actions for ocean sustainability

Press releases   •   Sep 07, 2018 08:49 CEST

SeaBOS is one of the partnerships where Cermaq engages to strengthen sustainability and meet the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This week the SeaBOS Companies met and agreed to increase their efforts to strengthen sustainable practices in the seafood industry.

Norway’s most efficient and modern processing factory for salmon opened by Cermaq in Steigen

Norway’s most efficient and modern processing factory for salmon opened by Cermaq in Steigen

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2018 18:51 CEST

Cermaq’s new and modern processing factory for salmon was officially opened by State Secretary Roy Angelvik today.

Cermaq introduces fish welfare policy

Cermaq introduces fish welfare policy

Press releases   •   Aug 30, 2018 14:30 CEST

Cermaq has implemented a new fish welfare policy based on the framework and recommendations in the FishWell report. While Cermaq already reports on a broad set of fish health and welfare indicators, this is the first step towards developing KPIs for measuring fish welfare as defined in FishWell.

Why we screen our brood stock fish against pathogens

Why we screen our brood stock fish against pathogens

News   •   Aug 24, 2018 14:20 CEST

Pathogens causing disease come from the wild and impact wild and farmed fish. In Cermaq we screen our brood-stock to ensure that the eggs put into our fresh-water facilities are free from pathogens. Read about our screening programs.

Stable performance - sea lice challenges in Tofino area towards normal levels

Stable performance - sea lice challenges in Tofino area towards normal levels

Press releases   •   Aug 23, 2018 15:52 CEST

Cermaq presents another quarter of strong performance on social indicators, whereas the fish health in Canada was impacted by sea lice challenges in Clayoquot Sound region.

Replacing meat with farmed salmon reduces pressure on farmland and protects the planet

Replacing meat with farmed salmon reduces pressure on farmland and protects the planet

News   •   Aug 10, 2018 11:19 CEST

Without meat and dairy consumption, global farmland use could be reduced by more than 75%. What about farmed salmon, where a large part of feed comes from agriculture, e.g. soy. Should we all become vegans?

Setter sin lit til statsråden

Setter sin lit til statsråden

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 10:16 CEST

Oppdrettsselskapet Cermaq anker Fiskeridirektoratets beslutning om å tildele bare fire konsesjoner til utvikling av det nyskapende oppdrettssystemet iFarm, inn for departementet.

Cermaq welcomes the launch of UN Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business

Cermaq welcomes the launch of UN Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2018 14:30 CEST

As the first business partner and a founding patron to the action platform, Cermaq has been active in the formation of the UN Global Compact Action Platform for Sustainable Ocean Business. The action platform is launched today, on the World Oceans Day, at the United Nations headquarters in New York.