The salmon Dialogue is a 500-person roundtable that includes salmon aquaculture industry leaders, scientists and representatives from non-governmental organizations.

"The salmon Dialogue seeks to minimize or eliminate the key negative impacts associated with salmon aquaculture, such as sea lice spreading from salmon farms, escaped farmed salmon interbreeding with wild salmon populations, and conflicts within communities regarding shared coastal resources. Salmon aquaculture is responsible for producing two-thirds of the salmon consumed worldwide," the WWF said.

The standards are expected to be finalized in approximately six months, the group said.