Monterey Bay Aquarium upgrades seafood rating for B.C. farm-raised salmon

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Today, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program announced its revised recommendation for British Columbia’s farm-raised salmon, which upgrades the region’s Atlantic salmon to a ‘good alternative’.

“We are pleased that Monterey Bay Aquarium’s seafood guide has updated its recommendations,” says Ken Taylor, Marine Harvest Canada’s Sales Director.

“Our customers want third-party assurance that they are buying responsibly raised salmon. This announcement in addition to our continued efforts to certify to world-leading seafood standards will give customers increased confidence when buying Marine Harvest salmon.”

Earlier this year, Seafood Watch recommended all farm-raised salmon certified to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard as a ‘good alternative’. Marine Harvest Canada is now providing customers with a consistent supply of ASC certified salmon.

This is the second endorsement of the company’s salmon from a Californian seafood advisory program. In 2013, The Aquarium’s Seafood for the Future conservation initiative recognized Marine Harvest Canada as a Producer Partner for its commitment to farming responsibly.


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