Cermaq Canada's latest news, updated and information.


UPDATED - Cermaq Canada Faces Challenges on Stormy Christmas: Comprehensive Response Underway

A plan has been approved by WorkSafe BC and activities have now commenced at the site.


Cermaq Canada statement on Pacific Herring incidental catch numbers in 2022

Incidental Pacific herring catch in 2023 has seen a 94.6% reduction over 2022.


Cermaq Canada's Statement on Filing a Notice of Application for a Judicial Review

In response to DFO's decision regarding licenses in the area referred to as the Discovery Islands region


Changes in Broughton LOU area

Statement regarding Broughton LOU area


Statement regarding Minister Joyce Murray's most recent decision not to re-issue salmon farm licenses in the Discovery Islands

Last week, the Government of Canada, represented by Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray announced a decision not to re-issue salmon farm licenses in a region they are referring to as the Discovery Islands. Three of Cermaq Canada’s farm licenses located in the Klahoose Nation and the Laich-kwil-tach Nations territories, respectively, were not reissued. We are reviewing the decision in more detail but are disappointed and dismayed by this decision that makes no sense in a time when food security and jobs matter so much. This decision provides no stability to our company and greatly impacts our employees who have experienced a tumultuous few years, as this latest decision was contemplated over several iterations of flawed engagement attempts by DFO.


Cermaq Canada and Ahousaht Nation renew protocol agreement

Campbell River and Tofino, BC – A renewed, 5-year protocol between the Ahousaht First Nation and Cermaq Canada was signed this Spring to bring focus to the priorities of the Nation and to provide a road map for how Cermaq will farm in their territory, into the future.


Valuable data gathered for further testing of SCCS

Cermaq Canada remains committed to innovation and testing new technology but due to a technical fault and related fish welfare, the trial of our Semi-Closed Containment System (SCCS) has been finished in the current phase. The SCCS was in the third stage of a four stage R&D trial to test new, salmon farming technology at its Millar site in Clayoquot Sound.


Cermaq steps up to be part of the climate change solution

By signing onto the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), Cermaq declares their commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Paris Agreement aim of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius.


Courts dismissal of Cermaq Canada’s injunction reveals disappointing disconnect between DFO process, Minister Jordan, Canadian carbon targets and DFO’s own science

Campbell River, BC – On Friday, July 2, Cermaq Canada received the courts decision to dismiss the injunction it had filed in hopes to be able to complete one last transfer mature smolts (juvenile Atlantic salmon) to its Brent Island and Venture Point farms. While Cermaq Canada is disappointed in the decision, it was the discoveries made during the injunction process, which were not previously available to Cermaq or the Wei Wai Kum Nation, which were so disheartening for both organizations.