Algal bloom hits Chile: What does it mean for the farmed salmon trade? 2 minutes


It has been widely reported that a harmful algal bloom (HAB) has caused the death of millions of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) in southern...
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Farmed Atlantic salmon: globally successful, but salmon lice causes production decline 2 minutes


As a consumer product, very few types of seafood are able to compete on the same levels of supply and international demand as farmed Atlantic salmon...
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FAO: Farmed fish overtakes wild fish in global supply 2 minutes


Aquaculture continues to be of increasing importance in the global supply of seafood. In fact, 2014 was the first year in which the human consumption...
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  Jan 22, 2015

Salmon farming remains widely misunderstood 2 minutes

As the world’s leading producer of farmed salmon, Norway is a popular target for campaigners. It has subsequently had to endure inaccurate information appearing in the media, despite being subject to some of the strictest regulations and controls of any food production industry in the world. (more…)

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  Oct 16, 2014

Wild and farmed salmon: What’s the difference? 2 minutes

Instantly recognisable by a distinct colour palette that varies from dusty pink to bright apricot orange, salmon encompasses a wide variety of species and production methods. However, the global salmon trade is mainly dominated by wild Pacific and farmed Atlantic fish, both of which are available from Pittman Seafoods. There are five different wild-caught Pacific Ocean salmon species—king, pink, chum, sockeye and coho— all of which are very closely related to one another, but have different flavour and texture profiles. (more…)

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