Where can I buy Wild Atlantic Salmon?
- ribboy Oct 27, 2008 10:12 AM
other than bruon's on dundas and royal york.
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...
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.
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.