Raceways (flow-through system)
Aquaculture Stewardship Council, a worldwide eco-label for responsible cultivated fish. certified Arctic char is cultured in Iceland and Italy in flow-throughFlow-through:
A cultivation technique whereby water is led from a higher point to the cultivation basin. From here it flows to the drainage. This water must be cleaned thoroughly, otherwise it may have negative impacts on the environment. systems.
Cultured Arctic char is assessed with the ASCASC:
Aquaculture Stewardship Council, a worldwide eco-label for responsible cultivated fish. standard produced for trout which was developed in 2014. With the ASC label, the use of sustainable feed is encouraged as well as the implementation of measures that reduce the environmental impact of the farm. These can be for example measures to prevent farm escapes, excessive use of medicines and chemicals and pollution of water bodies surrounding the farm. The ASC standard is enforced by strict independent audits of the farms performed by third-party auditing companies.
ASC certified Arctic char is cultured in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.
This assessment concerns a farmed species. Seasonal information is not relevant when it comes to fish from aquaculture farms.