NFriday wrote:Hi- I was in Jewel today, and noticed that they had 2 pound bags of frozen wild salmon on sale for $8.99, which is really cheap, and I ended up buying a package of it. It says on the bag though it is wild caught, and a product of China. Does anybody know how salmon from China compares to Alaskan salmon. Alaskan salmon is supposed to be very sustainable, but I don't know about fish from China. Anybody have any idea how sustainable Chinese fish is?
My understanding is that fish caught in the United States (or some other country) and then sent to China for processing must be labeled as a product of China.
But I'm not sure what your question is. The thread title asks how safe the fish is. Your post seems more concerned about whether it is really wild caught. These aren't necessarily the same thing. Are you worried about the environmental impact of farmed salmon? Are you worried about PCBs in farmed salmon?
According to Seafood Watch
, unless the salmon is from an inland tank, you should avoid farmed salmon.