Monterey Bay Seafood Watch
The Salten Aqua Group’s salmon production in Skjerstadfjorden was in 2018 recommended as the best consumer choice according to the criteria of the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® programme.
It is the production at Edelfarm AS, Wenberg fiskeoppdrett AS and Salten Stamfisk that is covered by the evaluation. The recommendation was made based on an assessment of stringent scientific criteria concerning the environmental condition of the fjord, and the extent to which operations safeguard environmental sustainability was critical to the outcome. This is the first open-sea based production of Atlantic salmon in the world to receive the top recommendation. In addition, the companies in Skjerstadfjorden score really well due to the existence of several years of good environmental data and research, and according to the Seafood Watch standard the overall environmental impact is low. From 10 main criteria, nine are rated in the best category. The final recommendation for salmon from Skjerstadfjorden was therefore also green and best choice.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch is an independent environmental organisation working to safeguard the world’s oceans. Through consumer recommendations and seafood guides for a wide variety of species, they promote sustainable fisheries and aquaculture production.
The full report and consumer recommendation is available at seafoodwatch.org