Harvesting seafood from northern waters, whether farmed or wild caught fish, comes with responsibilities. When decisions are made at Nordvagen A.S, this duty is extensively emphasized.
We are endowed with a magnificent and wild nature, one that is as vulnerable as it is enchanting. As a result, moving forward, sustainability will always be a critical factor. Our high product quality stems from our unique surroundings, and we are glad to state that we deal with suppliers who share our belief in the necessity of sustainable and responsible development. Customers can be guaranteed that responsible growth is being maintained through traceability of the fish from roe to final product thanks to the certifications we hold. We contribute to environmental protection by focusing on quality-certificates such as ASC, MSC, and Global GAP.
Aquaculture Stewardship Council
The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an environmental guideline developed in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund. The Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) is an independent, international non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure ethical aquaculture and fish farming through stringent rules on how fish is produced. This is addressed by mandating low environmental effect and the usage of few chemicals. The ASC standard also includes social sustainability to promote safe workplaces and community participation.
We wish to assist our customers to produce fish in ways that protect their social and environmental interests by obtaining ASC certification.
More information on ASC can be found here.
Global GAP is an international standard designed to ensure that individuals who possess this certification fulfill their commitments and adhere to the organization’s requirements for food safety, animal welfare, environmental and ecological assessment. The Global GAP standard assures consumers that the product is manufactured with a low environmental effect, little chemical use, and a responsible attitude to employee health and safety. The certification also includes traceability standards, so it should be feasible to determine how the fish is farmed based on the packaging in the store.
You can read more about Global GAP here.
Marine Stewardship Council
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an environmental standard that validates that the fisheries that furnish the fish are adequately managed and that resources are preserved to assure the supply of wild seafood for future generations.
This certification shows compliance with the MSC fishery standard, the world’s most widely known sustainability benchmark. The fishing standard is based on the FAO’s responsible fishing standards. MSC assesses sustainable fishing based on three basic principles: healthy fish stocks, low environmental impact, and good fisheries management. Only 12% of the world’s deep sea fishing is MSC certified at the moment.
More information on MSC can be found here.