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Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.’s farming licenses are up for renewal by 30 June 2022.

Grieg Seafood Welcomes the Salmon Farming Transition Process in British Columbia

  (CANADA, 6/28/2022)
With the renewal of the salmon farming licenses in BC, Grieg Seafood looks forward to work with all levels of Government, including First Nations partners, to find a common path forward for a thriving industry in the Province.

Grieg Seafood BC Ltd.’s farming licenses are up for renewal by 30 June 2022. The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced that they will renew the licenses for 2 years, while developing a transition plan for the salmon farming industry in British Columbia. The plan, which is based on consultation with industry and other stakeholders, is expected to be completed in 2023.

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Grieg operates 22 farms and a hatchery in BC and employs 180 people in coastal communities.

Commenting on the development, Andreas Kvame, CEO of Grieg Seafood ASA said:

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Andreas Kvame.

“We see the renewal of our licenses and the commitment to work together with us to develop a transition plan as a sign that Canada wants a thriving, sustainable salmon farming industry in British Columbia".

"Our industry is in continuous development with new technologies and innovations, and in Grieg Seafood we are committed to improvements that strengthen biological control and reduce interactions with wild salmon".

"We welcome the transition and look forward to be working with all levels of Government, including our First Nations partners, to find a stable, secure and common path forward in BC.”

About Grieg Seafood BC

Grieg Seafood is one of the world’s leading salmon farming companies, targeting 90 000 tonnes of harvest in 2022 and 130 000 tonnes in 2025. Grieg Seafood's farms are in Finnmark and Rogaland in Norway, and British Columbia and Newfoundland in Canada.

The company's headquarter is located in Bergen, Norway. More than 750 people work in the company throughout the regions.

Sustainable farming practices are the foundation of Grieg Seafood operations. The lowest possible environmental impact and the best possible fish welfare is both an ethical responsibility and drive economic profitability.

Towards 2025, the company aims for global growth, cost improvements and to evolve from a pure salmon supplier to an innovation partner for selected customers.

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Grieg Seafood maintains strict quality control at every stage of its farming operations to ensure the highest levels of food safety.

 Source: Grieg Seafood

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Information of the company:
Address: 200–1170 Shoppers Row
City: Campbell River
State/ZIP: British Columbia (V9W 2C2)
Country: Canada
Phone: +1 2502 860 838
Fax: +1 2502 861 883
E-Mail: [email protected]
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