Salmon farming method shows green light at the end of the tunnel
At last we may be seeing the beginning of the end. The end -- that is -- to environmentally damaging salmon farming. Fish farmer and green-minded entrepreneur, Per Hegglund has created an environmentally friendly way of faming salmon.
His company AquaSeed Corporation based in Seattle has launched the SweetSpringSalmon brand which supplies salmon that have been farmed in fresh water in wholly contained and controlled environments; “To escape and breed with native stocks, salmon raised in our system would need wings (or legs).” said Per. What is more, through containment the threat of lice and disease spreading into wild populations is prevented too.
The company has been recognised by Monterey Bay’s internationally recognized Seafood WATCH program. SweetSpring salmon and wild-caught Alaskan salmon are the only salmon listed on Seafood Watch’s “Super Green” list which highlights “Best Choice” seafood that is not only good for the environment, but better for people due to low levels of contaminants and high levels of omega-3 fatty acids..
Surely this is the future of salmon farming, and any higher cost of production, worth paying.