Fish farming sounds like a solution— hey, if they're being farmed then they're not depleting the ocean, right? But it can often bring its own problems— such as pollution from waste in a confined area that kills off other life there. Chicagoist reports on a new fish name you're suddenly seeing on a number of menus— Skuna Bay Salmon, distributed locally by Fortune Fish. It's a farm near Vancouver Island which aims to produce salmon in a way that doesn't despoil the area and that produces fish with a similar texture and flavor profile to wild salmon:
One of our foundations is that we want to farm fish in the ocean. What the ocean brings is a lot of clean and pristine water to keep fish healthy. The tides come in and flush in and out, and fish can swim against the current, which gives them muscle. It mimics what they would naturally do in the ocean.
Chicagoist's Amy Cavanaugh finds out more from Skuna Bay managing director Stewart Hawthorn and director of marketing Dave Mergle. [Chicagoist]