Salmon Sustainability and Farming

If you are looking for one more reason to purchase a Hanlon salmon, consider the sustainability of salmon and the present day issues with salmon and salmon day fishing. Hanlon prides itself on fresh and sustainable fish, caught and smoked locally; however, many other retailers do not.

Salmon Sustainability and FarmingSalmon was once a luxury food reserved for the wealthy and for special occasions. Salmon is, however, becoming increasingly popular and is being used more and more in everyday meals. This is not surprising as the nutritional benefits of salmon are no secret. The availability of salmon does not reflect and is not an indicator of its sustainability.

Wild Atlantic salmon have been overfished and remain at a dangerously low level. Pollution and other environmental issues also played their role in the decrease of their population. In terms of fishing, the demand has increased so much so that aquaculture has increased by over 400% and will continue to rise for the foreseeable future. Fish farms develop a huge amount of waste, and this is causing salmons to migrate to foreign habitats in turn threatening other species. It is important to understand that wild fish are what salmon eats and thus we are facing an issue where aquatic ecosystems are consuming more fish than producing, which puts the food chain and the ecosystems both out of balance.

The health benefits of salmon remains, but consider buying local salmon such as Hanlon’s to avoid the pollutants found in the flesh of farmed salmon. Farms use disinfectants and antibiotics so consumers should be aware of this when looking to buy salmon. The more consumers know, the better off they are. Hanlon offers a sustainable alternative at a reasonable price. Hanlon is playing its part in reducing salmon farming and in turn, helping to protect and save the environment.