Net pens/ Cages, Recirculation aquaculture system (RAS)
Most ASC certified salmon is currently produced in Norway, Chile, Canada and the Faroe Islands. They are cultured in cages / net pens in the sea. This is an open system. ASCASC:
Aquaculture Stewardship Council, a worldwide eco-label for responsible cultivated fish. salmon is available since 2014. There is also ASC salmon produced in land-based RAS systems nowadays. ASC is a credible ecolabel that has developed its salmon standard according to ISEAL guidelines – multi-stakeholder, transparent, incorporating science-based performance metrics. The Aquaculture Stewardship Council’s standards (ASC) are designed to encourage responsible farming by minimising the environmental and social impact of aquaculture. The ASC standard includes criteria for feed, use of antibiotics, salmon lice, water and soil quality, but also the distance from farm to neighbouring farms and working conditions for employees. For some issues, for example GMO products in fish feed, there are no criteria but farmers need to be transparant about the use. ASC has made it possible to make a large-scale impact is making fish feed more sustainable.
Fish & Season
Farmed fish is yearround available.