Better Farmed Salmon

Open net-cage salmon farming is currently one of the most harmful aquaculture production systems and poses environmental threats in all regions it is practiced.

CAAR’s report, Better than the Rest? A Resource Guide to Farmed Salmon Certifications can help make sense of all of the labels and sustainability claims made about farmed salmon.


Atlantic salmon raised in closed containment tank at the Fresh Water Institute. Photo: Andrew S. Wright

Better Farmed Salmon Begins with Closed Containment Technology:

The Environmental Impacts of Salmon Farming Include:

Human Health Impacts of Salmon Farming Include:

The Economic Impacts of Salmon Farming Include:

The Impacts on BC First Nations Communities From Salmon Farming Include: