The majority of salmon consumed in the United States today is farmed Atlantic salmon. At one time, wild Atlantic salmon were plentiful, but industrialization, pollution and overfishing pretty much wiped out the stocks years ago; today all of our wild salmon comes from the Pacific. (Nearly 95 percent of the wild salmon in the U.S. comes from Alaska.) The season for wild salmon is just starting now, so it's the perfect time to get smarter about America's favorite fish. In her new book, Salmon: Everything You Need to Know (out now via Chronicle Books), author Diane Morgan goes in deep and brings us up to speed on the ins and outs of farmed fish vs wild (both can be great choices!) plus 45 ways to showcase this perfect answer to what's for dinner all year long.
Here are three things you need to know when you shop, and a great new bringing method to try:
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1. Mislabeling is widespread in the seafood industry. The best way to make sure you know what you're buying is to get to know your fishmonger.