On May 20, Grieg Seafood’s fifth and final farm in Nootka Sound received its Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certification, making Nootka Sound Grieg’s first fully ASC-certified region.
“The farm staff work hard out there, rain or shine, to ensure that their fish are happy, healthy, and grown in a sustainable manner,” said Kristin Storry, Certifications Manager at Grieg. “I am proud to be a part of this achievement, which reflects our commitment to the Mowachaht Muchalaht First Nation’s traditional territory where our farms are located and the nearby community of Gold River.”
Next Grieg is looking to its Sunshine Coast farms to receive multi-site ASC Certification in June, followed by its Barnes Bay farm in August (which will be added to the Sunshine Coast’s multi-site certificate).
The remainder of Grieg’s farms are on track for approval of ASC certification by 2021.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Grieg’s certification team has developed a safe and responsible plan to complete third-party audits with site staff to ensure any visits reduce exposure, practice safe measures and respect staff concerns.
For more information on Grieg’s certification process during COVID-19, click here.