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Our Commitment to Quality, Safety and Sustainability

BC salmon farmers produce food of the finest quality that meets the highest standards of environment accountability and social responsibility. Achieving these standards demands ongoing improvements in farming operations driven by research and development.

BC Salmon Farmers Association members have achieved certification through several independent, globally recognized standards in areas such as sustainability, environmental practices, quality, safety and food safety management. These certifications show a commitment to transparency, upholding high standards for operations, and ensures that companies are producing salmon in a sustainable, safe and ethical manner.

  • The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification is an all-encompassing sustainability standard and all BC Atlantic salmon producers are committed to being certified.

  • Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) 4 Star Program certification focuses on environmentally and socially responsible practices and has input from many conservation organizations. All Atlantic Salmon farmed in BC are BAP certified.

  • Canada’s Organic Aquaculture Standards were published in 2012 and updated in 2018. The principal goal of organic aquaculture production is to develop enterprises (finfish, shellfish, and aquatic plants) that are sustainable and harmonious with the environment. Creative Salmon's farm-raised chinook meet this certification.

  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. Many salmon farming companies and suppliers meet ISO standards.Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.

  • Seafood Watch evaluates products for market so consumers can feel confident they are selecting products grown to the highest standards. BC farm-raised chinook and ASC certified Atlantic salmon are listed as a “Good Alternative” and are on the recommended list of seafood.

Want to learn more? Take a deeper dive on BC farm-raised salmon safety and quality.