Qualified ASC Fish Health Audits
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent not for profit organisation that manages the global Standards for responsible aquaculture. It is a global organisation working around the world with scientists, conservation groups, social NGO’s and the public to promote the best environmental and social choice practices in aquaculture.
Through its label, the ASC promotes certified responsibly farmed products in the marketplace.
The ASC Salmon Standard recognizes the role of good husbandry in reducing diseased on farms, mortalities, and therapeutic treatments. To ensure farmed fish health and welfare, each site must be visited by a fish health manager at least once per month. (Principle 5.1.2) and a percentage of the mortalities are recorded, classified (as to type of mortality) and receive post-mortem analysis (Principle 5.1.4).
BC CAHS has staff that is qualified to perform the function of the ‘Fish Health Manager’ and perform the post-mortem sampling of mortalities.