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  • Farmed Salmon
  • Wild Alaskan Salmon

Fish Facts

  • 5 wild Pacific salmon species: chinook (king), coho, pink, sockeye & chum
  • Wild Alaska salmon certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.
  • Canned salmon can be both farmed or wild-caught; check the label.
  • Most farmed salmon is Atlantic salmon.
  • Wild Atlantic salmon is commercially extinct.
  • Salmon farming is associated with numerous environmental concerns, including water pollution, parasites and disease.
  • Domesticated Atlantic salmon have escaped farms and may compete for precious natural resources with endangered native wild salmon.
  • Some sectors of the aquaculture industry have improved farming practices, decreasing the use of antibiotics and pesticides, and building stronger pens to prevent escapes.
  • In the market, there is currently no way to tell which farmed salmon are coming from more sustainable farms.
Main Sources for Farmed Salmon: Chile, Canada and Norway