Grieg Seafood farms Atlantic salmon – Salmo salar. Atlantic salmon are an ideal choice for aquaculture. They naturally school together and are farmed more easily than other fish species. Its small head in proportion to its body means a greater percentage of meat per fish for the consumer. Atlantic salmon is also popular with Japanese restaurants on their sushi menu.
Being non-native to BC, Atlantic salmon are not susceptible to some of the naturally-occurring viruses that affect Pacific salmon species. Numerous attempts by provincial agencies more than a half-century ago to introduce Atlantic salmon as a sport fish in BC were all unsuccessful.
The Grieg Seafood organization emphasizes reliability and a continuous year-around supply of quality salmon. This is possible due to the high competence of our employees and a genuine dedication to sustainable production and fish health.
Grieg’s ambition is to always supply fresh and healthy products with optimal nutritional values. This requires full traceability and attention to quality and food safety in our products and raw materials.
Strict quality control is followed, focusing on sustainability, fish welfare and environmental concerns. Grieg’s production standards and quality management programs provide the predictability customers demand by verifying the quality of their fish from egg to market. We control the complete value chain; from stripping brood eggs, growing smolts at our freshwater hatcheries to grow out sites at sea and harvesting.
Accountable from egg to plate
Assuring Grieg’s salmon are produced through environmentally and socially responsible means is important. That’s why Grieg BC’s goal is to have its Nootka Sound sea sites certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) by 2020. ASC certification is the world’s leading standard for aquaculture.
In addition to this, Grieg is proud to offer four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certified salmon.
Attaining both third-party certifications demonstrates Grieg’s commitment to meeting global sustainability standards in aquaculture, from egg to plate.
To read more about Grieg BC’s certification goals and standards, visit our Certification page.