Salmon producer Cermaq says it is conducting its own investigation related to the claims by Chile’s environmental agency that it overproduced roughly 800 tons of Atlantic salmon than allowed in one of its sites in the country.
“The Superintendence of the Environment (SMA) recently filed a charge against Cermaq Chile regarding the maximum authorized farming production at the Estero Navarro Salmon Farming Center, located in Magallanes, during the 2017-2019 production cycle.
“Given the above, the company is carrying out an investigation process and internally validating the published data, to proceed as appropriate, in accordance with the applicable regulations,” the company said.
It says Chilean authorities have the company’s full cooperation.
“Cermaq reiterates its commitment to its high standards to safeguard sustainability and care for the environment. And that is why, at the moment we became aware of this case, we began to review the situation, to act in accordance with the regulations.”