As part of this we established our vision for the future of aquaculture framework.
When we visualize the future of food, we need to ask three key questions: how can we make enough, is it healthy, and is it sustainable? As demand for protein continues to increase, so will production – we therefore need to be vigilant in assessing the environmental footprint of what we are eating and ensure responsible social practices.
Aquaculture is one of the most eco-efficient ways of producing protein, and salmon farming is leading the way in aquaculture innovation – offering one possible solution to the global mission to meet growing protein needs, while continuing to support healthy and vibrant oceans.
However, to reach this vision of providing healthy protein at less environmental cost – change is needed.
Pathways to the Future framework
in order to achieve our vision, we have created a framework of four pathways we see as being integral to our success in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the industry and supporting the sector in meeting its potential in providing a healthy and sustainable protein with low environmental impact.
This framework acts as a guide for all our activities, and ensures we continue to head in the right direction. By keeping these four principles - collaboration, transparency, responsibility, and innovation - at the core of our operations, we aim to position ourselves in the best way to support significant sustainable growth for the long-term success of the aquaculture industry.
As salmon farmers, we know there are things that we cannot control, but what we can control is ensuring we make the most of the resources and expertise we have. By bringing these together, we are uniting our knowledge and skills to help us identify and implement the changes needed to prepare us for the long term, and set ourselves up to have the greatest chance of creating a future industry that is not only environmentally sustainable, but also socially and economically sustainable.
It is possible to close the food gap and to minimize the stress added to the world’s resources, but we must challenge ourselves to act responsibly, promote knowledge exchange to accelerate solutions, collaborate, and innovate.