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Which salmon should I buy?

By Lisa Gosselin, March 14, 2012 - 1:12pm

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Lisa asks: Do you buy wild or farmed salmon?


Absolutely only wild caught. When I found out about fish being farmed and the conditions they are in I made sure never to touch it again. I am a pescadarian and wish restaurants would serve more wild caught fish or seafood. These days it seems harder and harder to find. Hopefully more people will insist on it in the future when they find out the truth about farming.


09/04/2016 - 6:22pm

What about star bright salmon


07/14/2016 - 11:50am

Always wild. And almost always from Trader Joe's, frozen hard as a brick. Skin on. I love the stuff.


07/06/2016 - 9:32pm

You did not reference "Keta" Salmon. Is his a variance of the other species? I saw cans of it at the 99 cent store here in San Diego,CA. I don't buy food made or imported from China, which is what 99 cent stores mainly sell. But; These cans of Keta were from another country, Norway I believe.


06/24/2016 - 12:35pm

Always wild. It defeats the purpose of eating fish for health purposes to eat farmed. There's also the humanitarian point of view that makes it more ethical to eat wild caught. (Yes, I know we're still eating them, but I assume an animal that is happier during their life will be healthier for me after they die)


06/20/2016 - 4:56pm

I only buy wild salmon because it is healthier. Sometimes it is hard to find so when I see it I buy it.


04/19/2016 - 10:04am



01/07/2016 - 11:10am

after discovering some shocking documentaries about farmed salmon, we decided not to consume salmon at all anymore !
however, we are trying to find the best canned wild salmon which is garanteed 'authentic' wild, so non-farmed...
difficult search, but hopefully we will succeed thanks to the 'eatingwell' blogs, so thank you for sharing thoughts and ideas !
we keep posted how we are progressing overhere in Belgium, since all supermarkets are let's say 'involved in the conspiracy' to intoxicate the population...



07/25/2015 - 5:09am



05/26/2015 - 5:01pm

I think it's somewhat confusing, cause the PBS's in the farmed salmon are quite low but then again I'm not so sure! I would rather buy wild salmon for health reasons but on the other hand wild is supposedly firmer in the flesh! I do like a more tender flesh! I would like to see clearer signs of where the fish comes from at fish grocer!


05/18/2015 - 8:42am

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