This Pacific Salmon Lover is Taking a Fresh Look at Farmed Salmon

Sarah Sorscher, Center for Science in the Public Interest

As a Seattle native, I can be a bit snobby about farmed salmon. My family trained me and my brother to avoid “Atlantic” salmon (which is pretty much always farmed), and to look for names like “King,” “Sockeye,” “Chinook,” and “Coho” as a sign that we were getting bona fide Pacific wild-caught fish. Taste mattered to us, but we were also concerned about the environmental and health impact of salmon farming.