Address: Dronning Eufemias gate 16, P.O. Box 144, Sentrum, N-0102 OSLO
Phone: +47 23 68 50 00
Fax: +47 23 68 50 99
Lise Bergan (Corporate Affairs Director)
Tel: +47 23 68 50 30
Fax: +47 932 51 114
Address: Cermaq Norway AS, Gjerbakknes, N-8286 Nordfold
Tel: +47 23 68 55 00
Fax: +47 23 68 55 99
Address: Diego Portales 2000 Piso 10, Puerto Montt
Tel: +56 65 563 200
Fax: +56 65 563 201
Address: 203 – 919 Island Highway Campbell River, BC V9W 2C2
Cermaq’s vision is to be a global fish farming company that is leading in sustainable production of salmonides. Cermaq has operations in Chile, Canada and Norway. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE), Norway, and the head office is located in Oslo.
Our company structure is based on a lean head office and operating companies in Chile, Canada and Norway.
The value chain
The potential in aquaculture is crucial for meeting the future increased demand of protein (meat and fish) in a world of limited arable land and with scarcity of fresh water.
As a global farming company Cermaq’s strategy is based on operational excellence and growth strategies. In this way Cermaq is well positioned to take advantage of increasing demand for aquaculture products as well as of continued consolidation in the farming industry.
In 1995 Cermaq was established as a grain trading company. The company then moved into aquaculture and is today one of the global leading companies in farming of salmonides.
Cermaq is one of the largest players in the global salmon farming industry. The group has operations in Chile, Canada and Norway, and produces Atlantic salmon, large Trout and Coho. Cermaq has a total licensed capacity for farming of salmon of 200 thousand tonnes. In 2013, Cermaq sold 142 300 tonnes gutted weight of salmon worldwide, equivalent to a market share of 6 percent. Cermaq has more than 4 500 employees and a total operating revenue of NOK 5.2 billion (2013).
Mainstream is present in the large salmon-producing countries, with operations in Chile, Canada and Norway.
Fish health and animal welfare are central elements in sustainable animal husbandry. Raw materials in the feed must be sustainable, and our production must not compromise future production. These are central elements in the environmental aspect of sustainable production.
Processing and sales
At the processing facility, the fresh salmon are cleaned, graded for quality and size and packaged in preparation for transport to the market
Sea water production
After the period of 6 – 18 months of growth in fresh water the salmon undergoes a physiological change that enables it to tolerate sea water – smoltification. The salmon, or smolt as it is called at this stage, can now be transferred directly to sea water and placed in fish farm sea cages.