Hailing from Canada to Norway, Scotland to Chile, farmed salmon has been a staple of restaurant menus and retail shops for a number of years. As with other kinds of farmed fish, two issues have been at the forefront of the farmed salmon industry: First, how can salmon be farmed in a way that yields the same high quality as wild salmon? Second, how can it be done without degrading the environment? Three examples of farmed salmon producers that are succeeding on both fronts are Skuna Bay, from British Columbia, Verlasso, from Chile, and Scottish Sea Farms, from Scotland. In terms of taste, Skuna Bay and Verlasso are exceptional. Wine Spectator's Sam Gugino explains.
From the Oct 15, 2013, issue
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