Label coloured farmed salmon, group urges

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
2 October 2006, at 1:00am

CANADA - If the salmon you buy is a deep rosy pink, it could be wild salmon -- or it could be farmed salmon fed additives to look like wild salmon. Some interest groups think consumers should be told the difference. "It's 'buyer beware'," John Volpe, assistant professor of Marine Systems Restoration at the University of Victoria, told CTV Newsnet. "But it's very difficult to be aware if you aren't informed." Over the last few years, salmon has become one of the top selling fish in North America. It's gone from being a delicacy to a staple in many homes and restaurants. Some of the salmon is caught in the wild. But the 90 per cent of what you'll find in grocery stores is salmon raised on aquatic farms, which don't have the same diet as fish in the wild. Source: