Sustainability - Mowi - Canada West

Working in harmony with the sea

Our corporate ethos rests ultimately on the belief that by farming the ocean we can sustainably produce healthy, nutritious and affordable food for society at large. Our stewardship of the environment is essential to reach our long-term goals and to safeguard the interests of future generations.

We pursue an integrated sustainability strategy aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this strategy, long-term targets have been established for all of our guiding principles.

Addressing global challenges

Approximately 70% of our planet is covered by water, yet only around 2% of the world’s food supply comes from the ocean.

With wild-capture fisheries under increasing pressure, it is important that aquaculture bridges this gap, assuming an increasingly greater role in providing food security for the planet.

At Mowi, we believe that by farming the ocean, we can sustainably produce healthy, nutritious and affordable food for society at large

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Carbon footprint

1400 Litres / Water
6000 Litres / Water
15400 Litres / Water

Not only the carbon footprint of farm-raised salmon is lower but its edible yield is higher (68%) as compared to chicken (46%), pork (52%) or lamb (38%). For Mowi, high edible yields combined with 100% re-use of by-products (i.e.offcuts and trimmings) means that nearly every single gram of salmon is used.

Endorsing Initiatives

Committed to transformation

Mowi is at the forefront of technological advances transforming aquaculture industry practices. However, one company alone cannot solve all sustainability challenges. Mowi is engaged with multiple stakeholders to promote open and honest dialogue and ensure the constant improvement of regulations and environmentally and socially responsible practices.

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Jul 12, 2023

Ecosystem-Supporting Aquaculture Technology

July 12, 2023 Poseidon Ocean Systems and Mowi Canada West have combined forces to install and test novel technologies at its (Mowi’s) Monday Rock salmon farm off Vancouver Island to improve fish welfare and performance and reduce interactions between wild and farm-raised fish. As part of ongoing innovation to reduce interactions with the surrounding environment, Mowi’s

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Investment at Klemtu

Further investment at Klemtu sees new centralized feed station and staff accommodation Anticipation is mounting at Mowi and amongst the Kitasoo/Xai’xais community at Klemtu for the opening of the new centralized feed station. The feed station represents a significant investment from Mowi and will feature state of the art technology including artificial intelligence (AI), a

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Decade for BAP

In keeping with Mowi’s global commitment to have 100% of the harvested volume certified by at least one Global Sustainable Seafood Initiative (GSSI)-recognised standard, the Mowi team in British Columbia continues to deliver. Branding itself ‘the most comprehensive end-to-end aquaculture certification’, Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) has been the certification scheme most requested by key customers

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