The purpose of this blog is to educate the public about salmon culture in Alaska by:
- explaining what salmon ranching is.
- exposing marketing campaigns that make false claims like “salmon from Alaska is 100% wild“.
- making fair benefit/impact comparisons to other fish culture techniques around the world.
- breaking through the anti-fish culture smoke screen adopted by many Alaskan fisherman, marketers and journalists.
To be clear, we support fish culture – it’s an efficient way to provide a healthy protein to over 7 billion people whilst reducing pressure on our wild fish resources that have been severely depleted over the past century.
What we take issue with is dishonest promoters of Alaska seafood who insist on covering up the fact that the Alaskan salmon industry does heavily rely on aquaculture. As history has shown, without aquaculture, Alaska would have wiped out it’s salmon many years ago.
We welcome you to our blog and we certainly welcome your comments, thoughts and perspective on this subject.
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