New Zealand’s salmon farming industry has been recognised amongst the world’s most sustainable seafood producers by the globally respected Seafood Watch. Seafood Watch is produced by the Monterey Bay Aquarium, an independent conservation organisation and is considered the authoritative guide on sustainable seafood in North America.
After a lengthy assessment process, the guide rated New Zealand’s salmon as a green light, best choice option. The guide concludes, “overall, the New Zealand salmon farming industry is characterised by its small scale of production and the culture of a historically established species that is currently unaffected by disease or parasite outbreaks. Effluent and habitat impacts have been well-studied and shown to be minor, chemical use is minimal, and with deliberate government stocking of Chinook salmon in New Zealand, escapes from salmon farms also have a low risk of significant impact.”
This is great news for the New Zealand salmon industry which prides itself on its environmentally sustainable practice. It’s also great for kiwi consumers of Aoraki Salmon who can be confident that they can continue to feel good about eating New Zealand farmed salmon knowing that it has been endorsed at such a high level globally.
Aoraki Salmon's new cold smoked salmon jerky is one of the more interesting things to try at the Christchurch Food Show at Horncastle Arena from Friday.
Aoraki Salmon is delighted to support the Love NZ Salmon campaign which aims to educate consumers on the differences between locally farmed King salmon, and the imported Atlantic salmon products emerging in retail and food service settings.
Following on from our successful out-of-season smolt, we have now increased the size of our brood stock and their fertility. Our three year old females are now in the 8 – 10kg range and are producing 6,000 – 7,000 eggs per fish.