Salaks AS is a company that has always been innovation-oriented and has low threshold for using new technology. We shall also be in the future. We do work and measures to achieve the most environmentally sustainable production of salmon. Every day work is being done to limit environmental impacts to the outside world and to produce good and safe food fish.
Green concessions aim to improve the industry's environmental work and are given to companies that work to solve environmental challenges. This means that the company has some self-imposed criteria that have been accepted as innovative. The goal here is to reduce louce pressures and other environmental challenges.
For North Norway and Salaks, the challenge with salmon louse is not as extensive as other areas along the coast. This is due, among other things, to the low water temperatures. However, we do different measures to prevent and treat to get the number of louse equal to zero. At each location, the fish are checked for possible salmon louse in accordance with established routines from the Norwegian Food Safety Authority. If necessary, the fish is treated against louse.
Since 2005 it has been mandatory for all fish farms in the sea to carry out trend monitoring of the environment. This monitoring shall meet the requirements set out in NS 9410 (Norwegian Standard) and shall be performed by a competent sours that can document professional competence and which is independent of the principal. The inspections have been developed to have a standard monitoring of areas around aquaculture plants. By monitoring the environment around fish farms, we can ensure that neither surrounding areas or farmed fish are deteriorated. This is crucial for optimizing areas and locations.
Salmon has built a separate feeding center in 2016, which is responsible for all feeding at Salak's premises. The center provides better control over feeding and creating a team becomes specialized in this important task. A better control of feeding is good for both the business, the fish and the environment in terms of the correct amount of feed that is given. This will both provide maximum feed power for the farm while avoiding overfeeding.