U.S. aquarium seafood rating update to B.C. farm-raised salmon

September 18, 2018 – Campbell River, B.C.

Today, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program announced its updated recommendation of 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 California seafood advisory program. In 2013, The Aquarium of the Pacific's Seafood for the Future conservation initiative recognized Marine Harvest Canada as a Producer Partner for its commitment to farming responsibly.

To view the Seafood Watch salmon recommendation click here.