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Target stops selling farm-raised salmon nationwide

Target Corp. said Tuesday that it had eliminated all farmed salmon from its fresh, frozen and smoked seafood sections at stores nationwide.

This decision includes national brands and Target's own Archer Farms and Market Pantry labels. All salmon sold under Target-owned brands will now be wild-caught Alaskan salmon; the company also said sushi made with farm-raised salmon would be made with wild-caught salmon by the end of the year.

The discount giant said it wanted to ensure that its salmon was "sourced in a sustainable way that helps to preserve abundance, species health and doesn't harm local habitats." Read more here:

 
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That's good news, but I wonder if all these perpetrators of farmed salmon switch to wild Alaskan, if that will become overfished and unsustainable. I think we need to limit our seafood intake in general. I'm reminded of the Seinfeld episode in which George was eating a huge shrimp salad and a guy said to him, "Hey George, the ocean called. They're out of shrimp."


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