Is It Wild or Farmed? Trout is farmed.
Where is it farmed? Idaho produces 70% of American farmed trout. The Brook Trout that is used in Smoked Brook Trout comes from Idaho.
Where does The Lobster Place Source it? The Lobster Place sources its Smoked Brook Trout from Samaki Smoked Fish.
Is it sustainable? Brook Trout are farmed sustainably using flow-through systems, which consist of raceways, ponds, or tanks with continually flowing water. These farming methods pose little risk of pollution of nearby ecosystems as well as little risk of the escape of farmed brook trout impacting the diversity of wild populations. There are minor concerns about disease and parasite interactions that may affect wild fish populations due to constantly released waste water. Advancement of feed formulations over the past few years have led to significantly lower feed ratios (the amount of dry feed required to produce one unit of wet fish in fish farms, typically expressed in pounds), with industry averages of Brook Trout at approximately 1:1.
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