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Salmon Evolution receives ASC certification for land-based facility

November 1, 2023  By  Nestor Arellano

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Norwegian salmon producer, Salmon Evolution proudly announced it has earned an Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for its hybrid-recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility in Indre Harøy, Norway.

The company said it received the certification less than a year after its first harvest.

The ASC is an independent non-profit organisation and labelling organization. The ASC establishes protocols for farmed seafood while ensuring sustainable aquaculture. The organization provides producers with a certification of environmental sustainability and social responsibility.


“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 Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen, chief executive officer.

The company’s Indre Harøy facility on the west coast of Norway employs a  hybrid flow-through system technology (HFS) for its RAS. When fully developed, the facility will have an annual capacity of 31,500 tons This will bring the total planned production volume to 15,800 tons head-on gutted (HOG) per annum.

The company said the ASC certification assures Salmon Evolution customers that the salmon they buy “us is produced with the highest standards of quality, traceability, and sustainability. It’s a symbol of trust and quality they can rely on.”

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