Is It Wild or Farmed? Wild Atlantic Salmon stocks are severely depleted worldwide. Commercial fishing and marketing of Wild Atlantic Salmon is prohibited by law in the United States. Atlantic Salmon sold at The Lobster Place is farm-raised.
Where is it farmed? Atlantic Salmon is primarily farmed in Canada, Chile, Norway, Scotland, and the Faroe Islands. The Atlantic Salmon that The Lobster Place procures comes from Canada, Scotland, and the Faroe Islands.
How is it farmed? Atlantic Salmon is typically farmed in open ocean net pens.
Where does The Lobster Place Source it? The Lobster Place procures Atlantic Salmon through vendors in the New Fulton Fish Market as well as dealers in New England and Canada like Lewis Mills Seafood, and Stavis Seafood.
Is it sustainable? Atlantic salmon is farmed in net pens along the coastal waters of the Canadian Atlantic and in the Faroe Islands. Net pens can have adverse environmental impacts when they are mismanaged. Specifically, dense populations of fish in a pen can cause pollution of surrounding waters due to fish waste and farmed fish escapes can impact the viability of nearby wild stocks. Responsible salmon farmers can mitigate these risks by keeping a low density of fish in their pens and situating them in deep water with good tidal movement.
For more information, visit the following sites:
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Salmon
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