Land-based salmon producer secures ASC certification

Editorial Staff

The certification has been achieved after just 18 months of operation.

Land-based producer Salmon Evolution has announced the attainment of Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its Indre Harøy grow-out facility.

Achieving this certification after just 18 months of operation underscores the company’s commitment to sustainable salmon production, according to CEO Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen.

“Our ASC certification is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at Salmon Evolution. We are immensely proud of this achievement, which reaffirms our commitment to sustainability, innovation, and production of premium quality salmon,” said Schaug-Pettersen.

The ASC certification, known for its rigorous aquaculture standards focused on environmental sustainability and social responsibility, is a significant milestone for Salmon Evolution.

Schaug-Pettersen expressed pride in the achievement and highlighted its importance in the company’s commercial strategy, particularly for market access and pricing.

The company is currently on the verge of significantly increasing its harvest volumes.

Salmon Evolution is a Norwegian land-based salmon farming company targeting a production capacity of 100,000 metric tons HOG by 2032.

Phase 1 is already in operation and will have an annual capacity of 7,900 tons HOG at steady state. Fully developed, the Indre Harøy facility will have an annual capacity of 31,500 tons HOG.

The company has also entered into a joint venture with Dongwon Industries where the parties will develop, construct and operate a land-based salmon farming facility in South Korea with an annual production capacity of 16,800 tons.


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