Cermaq has published quarterly sustainability results on key indicators related to fish health, environmental and social topics. (Photo: Cermaq)
Cermaq achieves higher Atlantic salmon survival in all its operations
Wednesday, November 15, 2017, 02:20 (GMT + 9)
Cermaq highlights it has achieved improvement of Atlantic salmon survival over the past year in all regions, with annual mortality rates in its global operations spanning from 4 per cent to 6 per cent.
In the quarter July-September 2017, the improvement in Norway has been from 94 per cent to 96 per cent survival, in Canada from 91 per cent to 94 per cent survival and in Chile from 92 per cent to 94 per cent survival compared with the same quarter last year.
The firm’s Board stated that the use of antibiotics in Chile and Canada has been significantly reduced for the fish harvested in this quarter compared to the same quarter last year. Cermaq Norway normally has no use of antibiotics, but used in the fall of 2015 antibiotics on one pen which was harvested this quarter.
On the other hand, Chile experienced one unfortunate escape incident where 207,000 fish escaped in a major storm. There were no escapes in Canada or Norway.
The OHS performance remains strong, with a global absence rate at 2 per cent, spanning from 1.7 per cent in Chile to 3.9 per cent in Norway.
Cermaq has salmon and trout farming operations in Norway, Chile and Canada and is a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation with head office in Oslo, Norway.