Seafood Watch Lists Salmon Farming Method A ‘Green’

A new particular method for farming Pacific coho salmon in freshwater tanks, employed exclusively by AquaSeed Corp., has earned the coveted Seafood Watch Super-Green status from the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s program.

The approval follows several months of exhaustive site visits by Seafood Watch scientists and reviews of the AquaSeeds production facility, feed ratios, fish contaminant and pollution discharge levels.

Until now farm-raised salmon has been tagged as an unsustainable aquaculture practice by environmentalist because of pollution, escape and inefficiency issues.

This is extremely exciting. It’s not an experimental science project. It is mature to the point where there is real potential to scale it up”, said Geoffrey Shester Senior Science Manager, Seafood Watch.

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