Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Daily Digest 19/06/12: Salmon special


There seems to be more news surrounding salmon than any other species.  This year, the Aquaculturists has followed the development of the IHN virus outbreak in Canada with interest, IAF magazine has reported on how to keep salmon pink naturally and the debate concerning the effect of farmed fish on their wild cousins continues to go on.

Last week, the Aquaculture Stewardship Council announced it was taking over salmon certification.
The news certainly stirred up strong emotions in the Coastal Alliance for Aquaculture Reform (CAAR) who claim the Aquaculture Stewardship Council certification process is too weak to protect wild salmon.  Read more...

In the scientific field, Nofima has released a report into the effects of vacuum on the fish.  According the company's results, exposure to low-pressures during vacuuming does not harm the species.   Read more...

However, for consumers, salmon is as popular as ever.  In fact, salmon stocked in Aldi, UK has won a British Frozen Food award for Retail Product of the Year for 2012.  The supermarket's 'Northern Catch® Select' Large Salmon Wellington with a Cheese & Dill Sauce scooped the top prize.  Read more...

What do you think...
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Salmon fry hatching.
Salmon fry hatching. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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