The Sixty South salmon farm, located in the Antarctic, announced on Wednesday that they have received Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for 100% of their sites. Sixty South, whose name stems the farm’s waters of origin, is the only salmon company in the global industry with 100% of their sites certified.
As mentioned above, Sixty South’s salmon is grown in the “pure, untouched, icy cold waters of the Antarctic.” The company produces antibiotic-free salmon that is uncontaminated by any nearby farms. In addition, Sixty South has developed a new hatchery and smolt plant to enable the company to be completely integrated.
“We are proud of this development that will enable us to deliver ASC certified volumes to our customers 52 weeks a year,” Sixty South CEO Nicos Nicolaides said in a press release. “Our good environmental conditions in the Magallanes region has helped us to achieve this important milestone. We are continuing our efforts to deliver the Sixty South products to our key customers all over the world in 2019.”
Prior to receiving ASC certification at 100% of their sites, Sixty South’s salmon was recognized as “Good Alternative” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Sixty South received a final score of 5.42 points out of 10, placing them among the highest rated farmed Atlantic salmon in the guide.