Smolt release at Salmon Evolution Indre Harøy facility.
Smolt release at Salmon Evolution Indre Harøy facility.Photo: Ane S. Skarvøy, Skarvøy Media / Salmon Evolution.

Salmon Evolution achieves ASC certification

Norwegian land-based salmon farmer earns Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification after just 18 months in operation.

Norwegian land-based salmon farmer Salmon Evolution has achieved Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification, the company announced today.

The company's grow-out facility at Indre Harøy in western Norway has now been operating for 18 months.

Noting ASC's "stringent aquaculture standards", CEO Trond Håkon Schaug-Pettersen said the certification "is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team at Salmon Evolution."

We are immensely proud of this achievement, which reaffirms our commitment to sustainability, innovation, and production of premium quality salmon," he added.

In a separate LinkedIn post, Schaug-Pettersen called the certification an "important milestone as we are now in the process of ramping up harvest volumes."

ASC certification to support commercial strategy as Salmon Evolution ramps up harvest volumes

In its operational update for the third quarter of 2023, Salmon Evolution reported "strong biological performance", having stocked its eighth batch of fish during Q3.

The salmon farming company plans to stock two additional batches during Q4, predicting steady-state production volumes of 7,900 tonnes HOG by the end of the year.

In its announcement, the company also said that the ASC certification will play an important role in its commercial strategy, supporting both market access and "strong price realization".

About Salmon Evolution

Salmon Evolution is a Norwegian land-based salmon farming company targeting a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes HOG by 2032, utilizing hybrid flow-through system technology (HFS). The Company's first production facility is located at Indre Harøy on the Norwegian west coast. Phase 1 is already in operation and will have an annual capacity of 7,900 tonnes HOG at steady state. Fully developed, the Indre Harøy facility will have an annual capacity of 31,500 tonnes HOG.

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