Frequently Asked Questions

"Do you use antibiotics to treat farmed salmon?"

Antibiotics are sometimes used to treat farmed salmon, but only when they have been prescribed and deemed necessary by a licensed veterinarian. The use of antibiotics has significantly decreased since 1987 thanks to more effective vaccines. In 2017, only 0.3% of our fish in freshwater and 2.5% of our fish in saltwater were treated with antibiotics.

We also report all of our antibiotic use to Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

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