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Pacific wild salmon in calgary?

pants Mar 21, 2007 01:29 PM

Where can one get nice wild salmon from the west coast in Calgary? Why is it always Atlantic when the coast is so close and WHY are people still eating farmed salmon?!!

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    Tim77 RE: pants Mar 21, 2007 01:42 PM

    Try www.great-alaska-seafood.com. They offer wild, king, sockeye & coho alaskan salmon with overnight shipping included. Tasty stuff.

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      marcopolo RE: Tim77 Mar 22, 2007 09:54 AM

      so do they deliver to canadian addresses? quickly enough? i can't seem to order bike parts or music without them getting holed up in customs for a week... i can't imagine what it would be like for an agricultural product.

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      marcopolo RE: pants Mar 22, 2007 09:58 AM

      i don't know about 'nice' wild salmon, but most grocery stores seem to stock some wild (sockeye mostly) along side the farmed stuff. Superstore especially (although usually it's been frozen). the fish shops should stock wild stuff too. i'm pretty sure Boyd's only stocks wild salmon.

      as an aside, i know current fish farming practices are terrible, what with the lice, drugs, and over-crowding, but assuming it were done properly, wouldn't that be a better option than depleting the wild stocks?

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        bohunk RE: marcopolo Mar 22, 2007 12:08 PM

        Boyd's on 14th Street and 15th Ave. S.W. has pacific when it's in season. Best thing about Boyd's is that all fish is marked "fresh," "wild," "farmed," etc, so you know what you're getting.

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          pants RE: bohunk Mar 22, 2007 12:51 PM

          I'll give boyd's a try - it's close to home.


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            ureviewcalgary RE: pants Mar 24, 2007 09:21 PM

            Another option for you is the Sunterra Market up on Signal Hill.

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        taiphun RE: pants Mar 27, 2007 02:34 PM

        Boyd's get their wild sockeye shipments in late august/early September every year, so you'll have to wait for Sockeye. I usually get a few pounds flash frozen so I can enjoy it year round.

        As previously mentioned, they do mark their fish "wild" or "farmed."

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