Organic salmon farmed by Marine Harvest in the lee of
Agriculture Biologique certification is highly respected in
The AB protocol sets specifications for stocking density, feed and its sustainability, as do other organic certification protocols. Additionally, AB has a strong focus on the effect a farming enterprise has on the natural environment. Clare Island Sea Farm was able to demonstrate excellent environmental performance, fully endorsed by an independent environmental impact assessement conducted as part of the licence requirement. This forms a part of Marine Harvest’s Environmental Management System. The survey validated how well the farm is working in harmony with its environment.
Clare Island Sea Farm is one of the world’s most exposed salmon farms, located in waters off
The Irish Atlantic waters in which they thrive are classed as 1A in quality — the best there is. A constant 2-knot flow and high tidal exchange rates continuously flush the pens with fresh water, avoiding any build up of parasites or pollutants. This natural, healthy environment and low population density allows the fish to develop good muscle and body shape, which contributes to the excellent eating quality. The salmon diets contain only organic and natural ingredients, free from genetically modified organisms.
Several other European organic certification bodies, including Naturland Verband (
Marine Harvest Irish Premium Salmon is farmed on the