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ALL salmon raised in open net-pens is environmentally unsustainable | ASF

"PROMINENT SEAFOOD GUIDE’S ‘GOOD ALTERNATIVE’ RATING FOR MAINE, NOVA SCOTIA PRODUCTS UNACCEPTABLE SAY WILD SALMON CONSERVATIONISTS"


"New advice for seafood shoppers is being criticized by wild salmon advocates in Eastern Canada. Seafood Watch, a buyer’s guide published by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, recently upgraded open net-pen salmon from Nova Scotia and Maine to yellow, or “Good Alternative.” Meanwhile, the guide gives a red “Do Not Buy” rating to salmon raised in sea cages in British Columbia, New Brunswick, as well as Newfoundland and Labrador."


Seafood Watch’s yellow label for sea cage salmon from Maine and Nova Scotia is misleading, - Bill Taylor, President, ASF

“A yellow label for open net-pen aquaculture salmon from Maine and Nova Scotia is simply unacceptable. Escaped fish from these operations put critically endangered wild populations at risk,” he said. “Everywhere this industry operates there are negative ecosystem effects. Maine and Nova Scotia are no different.”


Excerpts Above from:

Atlantic Salmon Federation | Tom Cheney | December 9, 2021

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