Marine Harvest pledges 100% of farms ASC certifiedStaff writer ▼ | July 4, 2016
Marine Harvest, the world's largest aquaculture company, has pledged to have all its farms Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified by 2020.
ASC 250 farms have already been certified
Employing around 12,400 staff in 24 countries, Marine Harvest is the market leader in salmon aquaculture. One in five farmed Atlantic salmon served across the world is a Marine Harvest salmon.
The company already supplies significant volumes of ASC certified salmon to customers around the world, and demand is growing.
In the beginning of 2014, Marine Harvest received its first ASC certifications against the salmon standard for two of its farms in Norway, Tarmvikodden Farm and Buksevika Farm.
The producer also had the honour to have the first ASC certified salmon farm in North America when its Marine Harvest Canada Marsh Bay Farm in British Colombia achieved certification in early 2015.
In addition to Canada and Norway, Marine Harvest also has ASC certified farms in Chile, Ireland and Scotland. ■