Chinook salmon (Credit: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
According to SeafoodSource.com, the Global Salmon Initiative has released its first progress report on monitoring the state of salmon worldwide.
The report claims only businesses that address the needs of the environment and the communities in which they operate will succeed in the long run, and the salmon initiative’s members want to be a positive force globally. Cooperation of various businesses taking part has already led to measurable benefits, such as a significant drop in levels of sea lice infecting farmed salmon populations.
Founded in August 2013 with the goal of making the salmon industry more sustainable and transparent across the globe, the initiative comprises eighteen companies representing 70 percent of the global farmed salmon population. The organization supports monitoring areas such as environmental impact, chemical and social inputs, number of escapes per year, protection from infectious agents, sustainable raw materials and sustainable feed.
Image: Chinook salmon (Credit: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)