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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.
Statement regarding Cermaq Canada’s filing of a judicial review on the DFO decision on Cermaq Canada’s licences in the Discovery Islands region
From David Kiemele, Managing Director for Cermaq Canada
Campbell River – The trial of the new Semi-Closed Containment System (SCCS) is officially underway with the successful stocking of young salmon, called smolts. The system is unique as it uses a patented material to form a barrier around the system, which eliminates lateral interaction between wild and farmed salmon, while providing additional benefits for the farmed populations. The SCCS trial is the first of its kind in Canada – but the system has been successfully trialed in Norwegian waters by Cermaq Norway.
Cermaq Canada continues its commitment to operation improvements by investing in technology and maintaining its commitment to moving towards non-chemical treatments for sea lice.
Cermaq Canada brings innovative, new technology to BC waters Cermaq Canada will be trialing a new, innovative farm system at its operations on the west coast of Vancouver Island this fall.
The report is available online and through request.
Cermaq Canada continues to adapt operations amid Covid-19 pandemic while supporting employees and support local communities As governments, communities and Canadians continue to modify behaviors and activities based on recommendations and guidelines provides by federal and provincial health agencies, Cermaq Canada is no different.
Cermaq Canada will not be pursuing expansion opportunities in Nova Scotia at this time.
Regretfully and with deep sadness, Cermaq Canada can confirm there has been a fatality related to an incident at one of our sites located off the west coast of Vancouver Island.
The iFarm project has received approval to proceed with four licenses in Steigen, Norway, and will start construction in January. The first transfer of fish into the system is planned for the fall of 2020.