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Where can I buy Wild Atlantic Salmon?

  • ribboy Oct 27, 2008 10:12 AM

other than bruon's on dundas and royal york.

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  1. As far as I know, the commercial salmon fishing industry in the Atlantic died due to over-fishing, but I've read recently that salmon stocks are gradually being restored. I highly doubt that Bruno's at Dundas and Royal York is selling wild Atlantic salmon. Wild Pacific salmon, on the other hand, is widely available, although it's not as sustainable as many people have been led to believe.

    Then there's farmed Atlantic salmon, a dissertation about which I will refrain from going into at this time...

    1. Mike’s Fish Market at 55 Vansco Rd Etobicoke has wild Pacific salmon aside from array of other fresh and frozen fish.

      They also have organic farmed raised salmon from Ireland. Which I’ve eaten a few times and the meat is rather nice. However, there is some concern over organic farmed salmon; according to this article (http://www.organicconsumers.org/Toxic...) organic farmed raised salmon from Europe is safe.

      Also, in the past I’ve seen dressed frozen whole wild salmon in No Frill’s at Eglinton and Danforth. With a great deal of effort I was able to confirm that it is indeed wild.

      1. It's not available in Ontario shops anywhere - full stop.

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        1. re: DockPotato

          You can't find retail wild Atlantic salmon. They only way you can get it is if you go out and catch it yourself.

        2. I've always been impressed the quality and price at The Fish Man Company.
          http://fishmancomp.com/prod02.htm
          Website says:
          BC Wild Salmon is in season

          1. You can't. Wild Atlantic Salmon is available to sportfishers and aboriginal fishers only. Many salmon rivers in the east support a catch-and-release program to preserve the sparse stocks. Any shop that offers "Wild Atlantic Salmon" is unscrupulous. Even the 'organic' Atlantic salmon from Ireland, Scotland and Norway has come under scrutiny for the use of colouring agents to give their fish an attractive appearance.

            1. Pusateri's has PF (previously frozen) wild atlantic salmon, but as most posters mentioned, you will not find fresh wild atlantic salmon at this time of year.

              city fish has it during summer months.

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              1. re: Sadistick

                As there is no wild Atlantic salmon from Canada or the U.S., does Pusateri or City get theirs from Europe?

                1. re: jayt90

                  The WA salmon from Pusa's was PF from BC.

                  City gets his from BC; at least he did last year.

                  1. re: Sadistick

                    Hmmm. Never realized that B.C. is on the Atlantic...

                    1. re: Tatai

                      Another example of my brain still not in gear in the morning!

                      I have never actually seen wild Atlantic salmon at City...Pacific, yes.

                2. re: Sadistick

                  Sadistick, you have been sadly misled.

                  Irresponsible operators have established Atlantic Salmon farms on the West Coast. Irresponsible because escapees are a fact of life with fish farms. A recent escape of some 10.000 fish is still being dealt with. These escapees are an "invasive species" with unpredictable results for indigenous species. They may pose a serious threat to established Pacific Salmon which are already under tremendous pressure. through loss of spawning beds and dams.

                  As myself and others here have said, "There ain't no wild Atlantic Salmon for sale!"

                  This statement most likely applies to the rest of Canada, the U.S, and Europe as well.

                  Oddly enough your best chance for a true, wild Atlantic Salmon feed is the GTA offshore and your local tributaries. An MNR re-introductory project has been underway for some years. They are native to Lake Ontario.

                  1. re: DockPotato

                    Yah...as I said, I had the Coastal waters flipped...it was early, give me a break!

                    1. re: Sadistick

                      No offense meant. Hey, your Salmon was good, no?

                      Oddly enough, your statement may be true as those 10,000(?) escapees were/are being aggressively trapped and the tugs are not sending them for cat food.