Sustainable Aquaculture Digital - February 2015

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SI has produced its first embers. Following on from our Chair's Jon Hindar (Cermaq ar and what they expect from The GSI is a leadership initiative established by global farmed salmon producers whose aim is to make the industry more transparent and sustainable. In just over a year, the GSI has added a fur- ther three companies to its membership and is continuing to work with Biomar, EWOS, Skretting, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to make developments and commitments to fighting sea lice, sourc- ing sustainable fish feed and to ensuring transparent reporting and sustainable farm- ing. Reflecting on the successes so far, Mr Hindar stated that the GSI has generated a major shift in how the industry operates and, whilst its goals are ambitious and challenging, the optimism and confidence from within GSI in reaching them is extremely strong. "It makes me proud to be part of an industry willing to commit to finding solutions together in order to ensure we can achieve our goals. I think our members, partners and those fol- lowing our story have recognised that we are truly committed and starting to make real change – and that has been inspiring for everyone involved," said Mr Hindar. Mr Garcia added: "I am most proud of being capable of generating a momentum on the awareness and convenience of focusing on sustainability of our industry." The challenge is major in the next 10 years, but collaboration is starting to see tangible improvements and outcomes, he added.

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