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Re: Sam's club salmon
« Reply #30 on: February 15, 2005, 03:35:00 AM »
Interesting read HS! Thanks for the link.

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Re: Sam's club salmon
« Reply #31 on: February 15, 2005, 03:50:54 AM »
Yeah! That report was eye opening. Strangely enough, I just got a Sam's Club Memeber news letter. In it was an article about how they get there salmon from farms off the coast of Chili.


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Re: Sam's club salmon
« Reply #32 on: February 15, 2005, 04:37:33 AM »
This has been an interesting topic. Here in the midwest you here LOTS about farms.....but not salmon farms.
 What's the word on Copper River Salmon. Once a year our grocery chain has a big promotion/event regarding these. They are suppose to be wild and The Best?
 As far as I know, the Copper River, could be the "Copper River Salmon Farm" after reading previous discussions.
 
      Anyone know the facts?

Doug

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Re: Sam's club salmon
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2005, 06:20:57 AM »
I'm not sure about the Copper River salmon, Doug. Kummok might know as he lives in Alaska. I did want to respond to JJC's question earlier in the thread about the dangers of farm raised fish. There are several problems with the farm raised fish that loom larger than the possiblity of interbreeding with wild fish. Diseases are the biggest problem, along with parasites that get passed from the farmed fish to the wild fish. Most wild caught adult salmon have a few parasites on the outside skin near the anal vent. They don't seem to be much more than an annoyance to adult fish. The problem arises when the wild salmon smolts (juvenile salmon)pass near fish farms on their way out of the river to the open ocean. They pick up these parasites at a stage in their life cycle that often proves deadly to these young fish. There is considerable controversy here in BC about having these net pens full of adult farmed salmon when the salmon smolts are passing by. The Canadian government has ordered the fish farms to do a limited harvest on some of the pens nearest the migration routes of the wild salmon. The debate goes on...
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Re: Sam's club salmon
« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2005, 12:07:07 AM »
Here's more info than you might want to know about "Copper River Salmon"

http://seattle.about.com/cs/regionalfoods/a/copperriver.htm
http://www.copperiver.com/framedpage.htm

Bottom line is that they are NOT farmed[:D] and they are very tasty....the only exception to my "I won't eat spawners" mantra[:p][:D] I have a small jar in the reefer right now, and it's "store-bought", I didn't even smoke it myself....[;)] I wouldn't hesitiate recommending it to this forum....see http://www.copperriverseafood.com/  if you can't find it in your local Piggly Wiggly, Safeway, Von's, etc [:D][8D][;)]

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Re: Sam's club salmon
« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2005, 02:15:55 AM »
Thanks for the info!

  I will save the links for reference. Looking forward to the next run. Meanwhile, the salmon we sell has been looking pretty tempting lately. [:p][:D][:)]

Thanks again!!!

Doug