This salmon grows in the most remote northern regions of arctic Norway where currents move steadily creating a natural life for the Organic Atlantic Salmon. The fjords of Norway are formed when a glacier retreats after carving its typical U-shaped valley, and the sea fills the resulting valley floor. This forms a narrow, steep sided inlet (sometimes deeper than 1300 metres) connected to the sea. The terminal moraine pushed down the valley by the glacier is left underwater at the fjord's entrance. The waters in the fjords are crystal clear and constantly in osmosis with the Northern Arctic Seas.
The feed is comprised of a mixture of fishmeal, fish oil from certified sustainable fisheries, organic certified feed materials of agricultural origin, yeast extracts, natural pigment sources, vitamins and minerals.
- The fish used to make the fishmeal and fish oil are wild caught, and from sustainable fisheries, for human consumption.
- The organic certified materials of agricultural origin (wheat, soya, beans, sunflower, peas) are grown under conditions of organic agriculture, and by this nature of cultivation, these cannot be GM varieties.
- The organic extracts of yeast and the natural pigment source are of microbiological origin, and are produced through fermentation process.
- Vitamins are produced by fermentation technology.
THISFISH Norwegian Salmon has also accreditations with respected organisations and auditing bodies. Debio is the Norwegian inspection and certification body for organic production, processing, distribution and exports in Norway. The regulations on organic aquaculture have been developed in cooperation with the Swedish inspection and certification body, KRAV. In addition to a joint set of standards for Norway and Sweden, there is mutual recognition between Debio and KRAV. Both certifications abide to the high European Standards Organic Directives.