The salmon ocean farming industry is implementing strict industry standards. These best practices are designed to ensure that salmon ocean farms are following a consistent set of rules and regulations when producing salmon for consumers.

Our industry best practices will change over time with the development of new technology and research. Farmers are currently investigating alternative feed ingredients to ensure a safe product and an efficient process, and monitoring new technologies to eliminate the need for lethal means of controlling predators. Learn more »

Salmon ocean farmers have also made a commitment to minimize impacts on the natural environment through such current practices as:

Stock Containment

  • Standard fish-handling procedures
  • Appropriate employee training in areas like post-storm inspections, fish harvesting, cage moves and predator control
  • A planned fish escape response plan
  • Properly designed nets
  • Constant equipment monitoring

Feed Management

  • Feed supplied by recognized feed manufacturer
  • Secure feed storage location to prevent unprotected access
  • Proper feed administration systems like mechanized feeding, underwater technologies and fish observation
  • If needed, safe medicated feed obtained by qualified veterinarian

Waste Material Management and Disposal

  • Inorganic waste disposed of properly – not in natural environment
  • Regular cleaning of sites and shorelines
  • Appropriate recycling of materials
  • Management of organic waste according to specific locale regulations

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