If you have a hunger for knowledge, especially when it comes to the food you eat there is no doubt you have read about the debate between farm raised and wild caught fish. We frequently consult Monterey Bay Seafood Watch (mbayaq.org, a website that posts those fish that are either endangered or pose a health risk) to make fish purchasing decisions. It is always a good idea to pass on those wild caught fish that are on the endangered list.
One of the most popular fish that is available both farm raised and wild caught is salmon. We researched the pros and cons of wild caught versus farm raised. The most glaring argument against wild caught fish is wild Atlantic salmon is now considered to be over fished and environmentalists are urging fisherman not to catch them. So, the search began for an Organic farm that raised their fish with environmental integrity. Organic is key because harmful pesticides, antibiotics and GMO usage is prohibited in the raising of the fish. With the help from our local purveyor we found a farm in British Columbia that utilizes natural conditions, in open seas, without the use of chemical pesticides. The farm answers to a regulatory board called The International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements. If you are interested in additional information you may log on to:
A premium is paid for organic salmon, but the result is a great product that we feel good about serving.