Accountability and transparency

Public reporting

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 Certifications (ASC) SC Dashboard

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.

Location Status
Bare Bluff  Planned  
Brent Island   Certified 
Fortune Channel   Under assessment  
Maude Island   Certified 
Raza Island   Certified 
Sir Edmund Bay  Certified 
Venture Point   Certified 
Westside  Certified 
Dixon Bay   Certified 
Ross Pass  Certified 
Millar Channel   Certified 
Saranac   Certified  
Mussel Rock   Certified  
Bawden Point   Planned  

Wildlife mortality reporting (posted within 30 days)

Location Species Information Date
Bedwell Sound   Western Gull   Entrapment   2018/12/12 
Binns Island   Herring Gull   Entrapment   2019/11/20 
Maude Island   Harbour Seal   Entanglement   2020/05/01 
Millar Channel  Herring Gull   Entrapment   2019/03/19 
  Herring Gull   Entrapment   2019/12/10 
  Herring Gull   Entrapment   2019/12/24 
  Herring Gull   Entrapment   2020/01/13 
  Herring Gull   Entrapment   2020/01/17 
  Harbour Seal  Entanglement  2020/11/19 
Mussel Rock   Sparrow   Floating in pen   2019/07/14 
  Seagull  Floating under walkway   2019/10/24 
Ross Pass  Seagull  Entanglement   2019/12/13 
  Harbour Seal   Entanglement   2020/01/02 
  Herring Gull   Entanglement   2020/01/13 
Westside   Glaucus Gull   Floating under walkway   2019/12/11 

Escape reporting (posted within 30 days of escape)

Location Number of escapes Details Date
Dixon Bay   10  The fish escaped from a delivery hose during the entry of fish into the system   2018/09/14 
Plover Point   36   Fish escaped through a small hole in the net, which was immediately repaired   2019/03/17 
Maude Island   one   Escaped through a small hole in the net, which was immediately repaired   2019/04/01 

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

Clayoquot Sound Region

Discovery Island Region

Location Type Details Date
Broughton Archipelago Region   Hydrogen Peroxide   Pesticide treatment permit   See permit for full details and additional information  
Clayoquot Sound Region   Hydrogen Peroxide   Pesticide treatment permit   See permit for full details and additional information  
Discovery Island Region   Hydrogen Peroxide   Pesticide treatment permit   See permit 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
McIntyre Lake  -1061  15/08/18 
Westside   +3,885  17/06/29 
Fortune Channel  -5414  17/10/09 
Rant Point   +5,963  18/09/25 
Venture Point   -2.340  18/12/16 
Brent Island   -2.276  19/02/19 
Bare Bluff   -13,925  19/03/31 
Bedwell Sound   -4,013  19/05/12 
Plover Point   -9,480  19/06/12 
Raza Island   -10,531  19/08/12 
Sir Edmund Bay   +711  19/09/29 
Maude Island   -2,585  20/01/05 
Dixon Bay   +426  20/03/20 
Millar Channel   +1,127  20/04/14 
Ross Pass  +6,218  20/05/19 
Bawden Point   -303  20/06/24 
Mussel Rock   +113  20/08/16 
Saranac  +3,582  20/09/20 

Wild fish monitoring

Date Report
2004 Sea lice analysis: 2004 beach seine samples (Bedwell Sound, Bedwell Sound, Tofino Inlet)
2004 - 2007

Prevalence and density of sea louse (L. salmonis and C. Clemensi) infections in juvenile chum salmon (Oncorhychus keta) in Clayoquot Sound, 2004-2007

2011 Sea Lice Analysis: 2011 Beach Seine Samples (Clayoquot Sound, BC)
2015 2015 Juvenile Wild Salmon Monitoring Program (Clayoquot Sound, BC)
2016 Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program (Clayoquot Sound, BC, 2016)
Report on Sea Lice Assessment on Wild Salmon Collected in Strait of Georgia, Discovery Islands and Johnstone Strait, BC - Spring 2016
2017 Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Discovery Islands - 2017
Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Broughton Archipelago - 2017
Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Clayoquot Sound, BC - 2017
Juvenile Salmon migration report: northern Straight of Georgia to Johnstone Straight - 2017
2018 Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Broughton Archipelago - 2018
Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Clayoquot Sound, BC - 2018
Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Discovery Islands - 2018
2019 Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Broughton Archipelago - 2019
Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Clayoquot Sound, BC - 2019
Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Discovery Islands - 2019
2020 Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Broughton Archipelago - 2020
Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Clayoquot Sound, BC - 2020
Wild Juvenile Salmonid Monitoring Program - Discovery Islands - 2020