Atlantic Farmed Salmon-from Scotland
Atlantic Salmon is in the 'Avoid' selection on the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch List, but MBA focuses on a whole fishery and not individual farms and fisheries. There are certainly sustainable salmon farms but the certifying world is still catching up with responsibly managed fisheries.
That being said, aquaculture and fish farming have come a long way in the last several years. Unfortunately, or possibly fortunately, sustainable certification has been pretty slow to catch up (an exception being fresh water fish) with fish farming. That is not to say that there are not plenty of farms and aquaculture that are doing everything right.
The Loch Duart fishery is one of those farms. With almost twice the amount of space given to most farmed Salmon, Loch Duart has tried to make their Atlantic Farmed Salmon as close to a wild caught product as possible. The clean, clear waters of the Scottish Highlands are a perfect place for a superb product that has a great pedigree and the honor of being one of the first farms to be awarded the RSPC's Freedom Food Certifications. This is a sustainability and welfare certification and monitoring program developed by the Royal Society of the the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
For more information, visit Loch Duart.