Grieg Seafood ASA is one of the world’s leading fish farming companies, specializing in fresh Atlantic salmon and employing nearly 800 people worldwide. Farming facilities are in Norway (Finnmark and Rogaland), Canada (British Columbia), and the UK (Shetland Islands).
Since 2001 Grieg Seafood BC Ltd. has been responsibly farming salmon in the pristine waters off Vancouver Island and BC’s Sunshine Coast. Operating 22 farm sites and a land-based freshwater hatchery in the town of Gold River, Grieg is licensed to produce 23,400 tonnes of salmon annually to North American and Asian markets. This level of production directly employs over 150 people and indirectly supports hundreds of contractors, suppliers, and family-owned businesses in the province.
Grieg Seafood has been awarded Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification by the Global Aquaculture Alliance, the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood, and has initiated a program to attain Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification.
Grieg operates its farms near almost a dozen coastal communities. It donates approximately $100,000 annually to numerous local causes like wild salmon enhancement projects, non-profit organizations, youth sports, Indigenous initiatives, education, and community events.