WWF-Norway Works With Marine Harvest On Sustainability

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SeafoodSource staff

Published on
April 22, 2008

The World Wildlife Fund of Norway and Marine Harvest today announced a partnership for sustainable aquaculture.

WWF and the Norwegian fish farmer aim to protect marine and freshwater biological diversity, significantly reduce the ecological footprint and environmental effects of Marine Harvest's operations and minimize climate-change impacts from fish farming activities and processing.

"Through this agreement, Marine Harvest and WWF-Norway will reduce the impact of Marine Harvest production on the environment and the industry as a whole while ensuring the economic sustainability of the production," said WWF-Norway Secretary General Rasmus Hansson in a press release. "Farming of species such as salmon and cod can have serious environmental impacts, therefore we are very glad to work with one of the world's largest seafood companies."

The partnership will last for three years. Under the agreement, WWF-Norway will have the resources to employ a full-time marine conservation officer who will work with aquaculture.

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