So the question is: If you are like most people who prefer to buy wild salmon, do you think you are buying wild salmon when you buy Atlantic salmon? Or do you realize you are actually (most likely) buying farmed salmon?
source: TRD Frameworks, 2010
US WILD SALMON
96% ALASKA4% WA, OR, CA
99.8% FARMED .2% WILD
*based on 10-year averages
Alaska salmon is the name for all five species of wild Pacific salmon harvested from Alaska. There are five species of Pacific salmon, and all five are harvested in Alaska.
There is no fin-fish farming in Alaska, by law. All Alaska salmon is wild.
Nearly all of the wild salmon harvested in North America comes from Alaska.
Some wild Pacific salmon are also harvested in Washington, Oregon, California, and Canada.
Atlantic salmon is the species of salmon that is native to the Atlantic ocean, but is now critically endangered in the wild.
The U.S. outlawed the last commercial Atlantic salmon fishery in 1989, and Canada followed suit in 1990.
Almost all (99.8%) of the Atlantic salmon sold in the world are farmed.
Most of the worldâ€™s farmed Atlantic salmon comes from Norway (60%), Chile and Canada.