Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The topic of salmon was brought up at the nutrition talk on the weekend and I wanted to clear up the Atlantic Salmon question. Is Atlantic Salmon safe to eat? You be the judge but I know I won't be eating it. If the fish I am buying does not say "wild" than I do not buy it. When I first found out that farmed salmon were colored pink, I had to draw the line. Wild salmon is the best choice and the healthiest.
Many people think that when they buy Atlantic salmon that it comes from the Atlantic Ocean meaning that it is wild. This is not the case. Atlantic salmon is a species of salmon that is most popular for farming.
Not only that, when buying wild salmon you are supporting local fisherman and are helping keep the ocean clean. Farmed salmon threatens the runs of wild salmon and that is a very bad thing if we want to keep this source of tasty Omega 3 around for generations.
There are wild Atlantic salmon however they are close to being extinct due to human industrial development.
Here are a few links with some great information on why to purchase WILD salmon.
Marks Daily Apple
Environmental Working Group
The Hidden Costs of Farmed Salmon
Seafood Watch Link
I buy wild salmon at a variety of places including Billingsgate Fish Market, Sunterra Market, Blu Seafood and Market and even Costco occasionally has wild fish. If you know of any sources to buy great fish, post a comment.