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Archive for February, 2010

Closed containment salmon farm receives first-time best choice ranking

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Pacific coho salmon farmed in a closed containment facility is the first of its kind to receive a positive ranking from a prestigious sustainable seafood program. Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program issued a green “Best Choice” rating on their website for the salmon raised in freshwater, land-based tanks at Washington-based AquaSeed Corp., and sold under their SweetSpring label. (more…)

Target discontinues sale of net-cage farmed salmon

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Retail chain Target, the largest discount store in the United States, has just announced its plan to discontinue all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in all of their stores. The company will also stop selling sushi made with farmed salmon by the end of the year. With 1,744 stores in 49 states, this is a huge victory for the sustainable seafood movement! (more…)