REDUCING OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT
We view it as our responsibility to reduce our footprint and much as possible and ensure co-existence with other species in the ocean. Everyday, we strive to farm salmon with as little impact as possible.
How we strive for co-existence with wild salmon
The areas where we farm salmon have their own unique biodiversity. While many factors, like global warming, increase in predator stocks, or other industries can impact wild species, it is our responsibility to ensure that our operations can co-exist with the wild species around us. We must use farming practices with the smallest possible environmental impact, and work continuously to reduce our impact further.
Salmon farming can potentially impact wild salmon if we do not use responsible farming practices. High levels of sea lice, especially when the vulnerable wild salmon smolt are passing farms on their way to the ocean, can affect the health and possibly the survivability of wild salmon. In areas where the wild salmon is of the Atlantic species, escapes may cause interbreeding between farmed and wild salmon in the rivers, and interfere with the genetic uniqueness of the local wild salmon population. While little research exists on the potential transmission of diseases from salmon farms to wild salmon, the possibility of such impacts does exist.