Here's a follow-up on this old post from NPR: Scientists Seek A Break In Aquaculture's Fish-Eat-Fish Chain : The Salt : NPR
THanks for your help guys, gonna be asking the guy at the deli counter of my supermarket if he has any idea how the stuff there is caught lol...
I order great tuna and salmon from Elwa Fish company in Port Angeles.
Tuna is always wild-caught, but the canned in the stores is often screwed up with water-packing or packing in soy oil or some such. In August and Sept. look for Copper River Salmon -- really delicious wild-caught. There may still be frozen available later in the year. And don't forget shell fish -- crab is great. Shrimp, you need to watch the source (check the MDA archives for this). Also check out bi-valves like clams and oysters.
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If you do buy farmed, however, I'd check the origin. I've seen farmed fish from China(mostly canned fish) - and while I don't have an objection to Chinese goods in general, I would NEVER, EVER touch fish farmed in China. Mostly because the one of the areas of China that farms the most fish to my knowledge(Guangdong province) also happens to be one of the dominant areas for export manufacturing, including the electronics sector - and these fish farms are often not all that far from the factories. Knowing some of the chemicals involved in those industries, I'm not about to trust fish farmed in China under any circumstances.
In general, wild-caught Alaskan salmon is my first choice for both taste and health reasons; if it's not in-season I tend to expand my selection a bit.
Last edited by jsa23; 10-15-2011 at 09:55 AM.