by seachoice on October 12th, 2011
Atlantic salmon farmed in recirculating aquaculture systems is a “Best Choice” for consumers. These on-land production systems separate the salmon from the surrounding environment and thereby lower the risk of environmental impacts from pollution, escapes, and disease.
Currently, only small volumes of Atlantic salmon are farmed in recirculating aquaculture systems, limiting the availability of this product. In the marketplace or in restaurants, this fish will be labelled as “land-based” or “tank-based” salmon. All salmon is known is sake when prepared as sushi.