Salmon

More than a headache: Sea lice and their considerable impact on the salmon farming sector


Salmon farming is very big business. Supplying what’s become one of the world’s most popular proteins, the industry has grown at an impressive...
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Plastic crisis ocean

How the seafood sector is tackling the plastic pollution crisis


Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to dominate our immediate thoughts and actions, it wasn’t very long ago that plastic pollution was...
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Korean snow crab

Korea’s sweet tasting giant from the deep


Snow crab has a very special place in Korean culture. Known locally as “daegae”, which literally means huge crab, this winter delicacy is highly...
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Salmon farming remains widely misunderstood

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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Wild and farmed salmon: What’s the difference?

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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