All Mowi farmed salmon in B.C. now ASC certified

Aquaculture Stewardship Council has now certified all Mowi fish farms in B.C.

A Mowi salmon farm, Sheep Pass, is among those certified by the ASC. | Mowi

Mowi Canada West (formerly Marine Harvest) can now slap the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) label on all its farmed B.C. salmon.

Two more Mowi fish farms in B.C. have now been ASC certified, meaning all of its salmon farms in B.C. now have the certification.

The certification means the salmon farms meet a range of standards related to things like fish health, and environmental and social impacts. The ASC guidelines were developed in line with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.

“To achieve ASC certification, every farm must meet more than 500 measures of fish heath, wild salmon protection, environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and more," Mowi Canada West managing director Diane Morrison said in a press release.

The first Mowi salmon farm to receive ASC certification, Marsh Bay, was in 2015.