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February 3, 2010
Target going wild
Target announced in a press release last week that it will discontinue the sale of farm-raised salmon in all of its stores. The farm-raised salmon will be replaced with sustainably caught wild Alaskan salmon certified by the Marine Stewardship Council.
MINNEAPOLIS (January 26, 2010) – Target® today announces that it has eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen, and smoked seafood offerings in Target stores nationwide. . . .Many salmon farms impact the environment in numerous ways – pollution, chemicals, parasites and non-native farmed fish that escape from salmon farms all affect the natural habitat and the native salmon in the surrounding areas. Wild-caught salmon from Alaska is considered a "Best Choice" by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and is certified as sustainable to the standard of theMarine Stewardship Council . Alaskan salmon is among the most intensively managed species in the world, with excellent monitoring of both the fish populations and the fishery.
This post was prepared by William Mitchell College of Law student, Nicolas Allyn. Mr. Allyn is a student of Professor Donna M. Byrne.
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