POLISH aquaculture producer Jurassic Salmon has become the first land based salmon farm to achieve ASC certification.
Based near Janowo, West Pomerania, Jurassic Salmon has been operating since 2013. It is the world’s first fully organic Atlantic salmon farm, using thermal water from 150 million years ago.
Its successful ASC audit was undertaken by leading aquaculture and fisheries certification specialists Acoura.
Michal Kowalski, Jurassic Salmon’s production manager, said: ‘We have a number of customers interested in ASC certified fish and we feel being certified will be of benefit to us.
‘The certification process itself was also useful as it helped us to identify areas of our production process we could improve upon.’
Martin Gill, Acoura Marine’s managing director, said: ‘Jurassic Salmon are an innovative and important producer and we’re delighted to have been involved in this project.
‘It’s becoming increasingly clear that retailers and processors are looking for ASC certification and I have no doubts that Jurassic Salmon will see increased demand for their fish because of their successful audit.’