why farm salmon

Four Reasons Why Farming Makes Sense

1. It helps us keep up with the demand for healthy seafood.

Half of all seafood eaten by people around the world is farmed.  Wild fisheries cannot meet the growing global demand. According to the United Nations, food and Agriculture Organization, the world will face a seafood shortage of 50-80 million tones by 2030 without aquaculture.

2. Farmed Salmon offers tremendous health benefits.

Farmed seafood is a healthy food choice that provides natural sources of essential nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins (B complex and D) and minerals (calcium, iron and zinc).  The Canada Food Guide by Health Canada recommends at least two servings of seafood per week to meet nutritional requirements.  Eating just 100 grams of salmon (farmed or wild) a week reduces the risk of death from coronary heart disease by 36 per cent. (Mozaffarian/Harvard study).

3. We can supply Atlantic Salmon year-round.

Farming fish is a renewable way to provide consumers with a year-round supply of healthy seafood. Unlike wild salmon, which is only available at certain times of the year, farmed Atlantic Salmon is always available, so you can buy it any time you like.

4. Farmed Atlantic Salmon reduces pressure on wild salmon stocks.

Now that wild Atlantic Salmon is no longer available, farmed salmon can meet the growing global demand for seafood, and other wild salmon fisheries can be harvested responsibly and managed in a sustainable manner.

We are committed to ensuring that our farming practices are ethical, sustainable and respectful of the environment. For more information please visit our environmental section.