Limiting local emissions
Local emissions from salmon farming may affect the environment in the ocean under or around the pens. Local emissions can be excess feed, faeces from the fish or copper from the fish net.
In line with the precautionary approach, we try to limit local emissions as much as possible.
With the current production methods in open pens, some organic emissions must be anticipated. The impact from such emissions must be kept below limits and levels considered acceptable by national authorities.
Our footprint should never be irreversible.
HOW WE WORK TO IMPROVE
- We are working to reduce excess feeding by using underwater cameras, so that we can stop feeding exactly when the fish is full.
- We are in a process of centralizing feeding stations, where we can develop specialized feeding expertise.
- One of many KPIs in employee bonuses is about avoiding excess
- The environmental monitoring from 2018 shows that more than 90 percent of all sites in Norway have good or very good seabed conditions, according to the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries.
- The 2018 risk report for the aquaculture industry in Norway, published by the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, indicates that the environmental condition is good. More monitoring is, however, needed.