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6 October 2013

Farmed salmon

Does farmed salmon live up to its clean green claims?

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Trineka N.
04 Jan 2017
Mount Cook Alpine Salmon

I heard this was the premium brand of farmed salmon in NZ.
Isn't this the freshwater Salmon company?
Could you please test this farmed salmon against the others? Thanks.

Previous member
09 Jan 2017
Re: Mount Cook Alpine Salmon

Hi Trineka,

Yes, Mt Cook Alpine Salmon operate freshwater salmon farms. We've passed your suggestion on to our research team should we do another test.

Kind regards,

Fonda - Consumer NZ staff

Nikki E.
27 Apr 2017
Freshwater vs sea farmed salmon

Hi Trineka N
If you look at the bestfishguide.org.nz produced by Forest and Bird 2017 - It lists Salmon (farmed, freshwater Canterbury) in the "Good choice" light green section - whereas Salmon (farmed, marine, all areas except Canterbury) sits in the dark orange OK but some
concerns choice - “eat less of” - section. Currently arguing about NZ King Salmon's push for relocation - horrendous pollution aspects - which they're ignoring by not confirming water column monitoring responsibilities. Both are fed cattle and poultry by-products - so not great if you're pescetarian etc.