Cer­maq re­ports high sur­vival rates

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NOR­WE­GIAN salmon farmer Cer­maq said the sur­vival rate for its fish in 2017 was be­tween 94 and 96 per cent.

In Nor­way, none of the fish har­vested in the last quar­ter of 2017 had re­ceived an­tibi­otic treat­ment. The com­pany said chal­lenges to fish health are man­aged pri­mar­ily by pre­ven­tive mea­sures. Fur­ther­more, there were no es­capes in the last quar­ter of 2017, or so far in 2018.

Cer­maq, owned by the Mitsubishi Cor­po­ra­tion with its head­quar­ters in Oslo, also has farms in Chile and Canada, where it said the need for an­tibi­otic treat­ment for fish har­vested in the fourth quar­ter was re­duced from the same quar­ter last year.

Cer­maq has pub­lished quar­terly sus­tain­abil­ity re­sults on key in­di­ca­tors re­lated to fish health, en­vi­ron­men­tal and so­cial top­ics in its op­er­a­tions since the be­gin­ning of 2016.

The OHS (oc­cu­pa­tional health and safety) per­for­mance re­mains strong, with a global ab­sence rate of 2.2 per cent, span­ning from 1.8 per cent in Chile to 4.9 per cent in Nor­way. For Nor­way as a whole, this is lower than the gen­eral level of ab­sen­tees of 6.5 per cent in the last quar­ter.

Above: Pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures de­ployed

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