Accountability and transparency
As part of our commitment to transparency and meeting the toughest third-party certifications - including the ASC standard - we publish information about the environmental impacts of all our farms, not just those in the certification process.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certifications
Here you will find a listing of Cermaq Canada sites which are currently certified, or where they are in the Aquaculture Stewardship Certification (ASC) process (planned or underway). You can learn more about ASC and the ASC process here.
|Sir Edmund Bay||Certified|
Wildlife mortality reporting (posted within 30 days)
|Maude Island||Harbour Seal||Entanglement||2020/05/01|
|McIntyre||California Sea Lion||Entanglement||2021/04/11|
|Millar Channel||Harbour Seal||Entanglement||2020/11/19|
|Ross Pass||Harbour Seal||Entanglement||2021/05/16|
|Rant Point||California Sea Lion||Drowning||2022/04/15|
|California Sea Lion||Drowning||2022/04/19|
Escape reporting (posted within 30 days of escape)
|Location||Number of escapes||Details||Date|
|Fortune Channel||2||Escaped from vessel during mechanical delousing treatment.||2022/02/20|
|Westside||7||Escaped through a small hole in the net, which was immediately repaired||2020/12/02|
Alternative sea lice treatment reporting
As part of our commitment to meet ASC and other certification standards and sustainability, we are continually looking to research, innovation and new technologies for alternative sea lice treatments.
Individual permits for the locations below can be found here:
|Broughton Archipelago Region||Hydrogen Peroxide||Pesticide treatment permit||See permit (link above) for full details and additional information|
|Clayoquot Sound Region||Hydrogen Peroxide||Pesticide treatment permit||See permit (link above) for full details and additional information|
Unexplained loss or gain from expected number at harvest
After harvest, ASC requires any unexplained loss or gain (discrepancy between stocking and harvest numbers that cannot be accounted for) be publicly reported.
Please note that the counting machines we use when we transfer fish from the hatchery to the ocean are 98 per cent (98%) accurate.
|Location||Difference (+/-)||Harvest completion date|
|Sir Edmund Bay||-2968||21/07/06|