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Salmon farming has been associated with a number of environmental impacts, such as fish escapes, negatives impact on wild salmon, birds and sea mammals, the use of wild fish as ingredient in feed, introduction of diseases and parasites, use of antibiotics and impact of pollution on water quality and the seabed. Here’s what makes ASC certified salmon a responsible choice, helping you to care for the natural environment and support local communities: Biodiversity ASC certified salmon farms minimise impacts on the local ecosystem in a number of ways, such as the development and implementation of an impact assessment to protect birds, marine mammals and sensitive habitats, protection of the ecological quality of the seabed, ensuring farms are not sited in High Conservation Value Areas (HCVA) and minimising fish escapes to an absolute minimum. All lethal incidents with wildlife must be … Continue reading Salmon

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