ISQUEEN carries out good environmental, economic and social sustainability in all its production stages.

Sustainable development is: “Development that meets today’s needs without destroying the possibilities for future generations to meet their needs”. The term was first used by the UN World Commission on Environment and Development in 1987.

Through sustainable production and innovation, the farming industry must contribute to achieving the UN’s sustainability goals.

Sustainability and the environment in salmon farming

The farming industry has increasingly focused on sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Through innovation and sustainable practices, the farming industry has made significant progress. This includes genetic improvement, reduction of escapes, advanced methods to minimize pollution and emissions, as well as effective measures against disease. At the same time, priority is given to sustainable land use and responsible use of feed resources. These positive measures show that salmon farming takes responsibility for the environment and contributes to a healthy and sustainable future.

Fish welfare and health

Those who have permission to farm have legal responsibility for ensuring that the operation is sound in terms of fish health and fish welfare. But it is also largely in the industry’s own interest that the fish are healthy and doing well. Healthy fish reduces losses, improves quality and increases productivity. The income will be higher and the costs lower. In short, it is a good practice.

Six areas are particularly important to ensure that the fish are doing well:

  • High and up-to-date competence
  • Good water quality
  • Properly designed facility
  • Careful supervision
  • Proper fodder
  • Protection against diseases