The ASC's mission is to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain.
Cermaq Chile’s Unicornio Sur site has become the first farm in Chile to gain certification against the global ASC Salmon Standard for responsible aquaculture.
The Unicornio Sur operation, located in the region of Magallanes and Chilen Antartic (XII Region) in southern Chile, was certified after an audit carried out by IMO (Institute for Marketecology) in May this year.
More certified salmon in the market
The first salmon farm to gain certification against the standard in December last year was the Villa Organic Jarfjord Farm in Norway.
Since then 9 additional farms have gained certification against the standard in Norway, Australia, and now in Chile, making the total number of certified salmon farms 10 currently. A further 20 sites in Norway, Australia, Canada and Scotland are waiting for the results of their audits to determine if they meet the robust ASC standard.
Standard for responsible salmon aquaculture