Saturday, July 13, 2013

Does Alaska salmon qualify?

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, says certain agencies have adopted sustainable seafood policies that could bar wild Alaska salmon from federal programs.

She's asking for a meeting with agency officials to straighten them out. Check out the senator's letter.


49erDweet said...

I read the letter and looked at the list from the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and it INCLUDES Alaska Salmon (all varieties) in it's "Best Choice" category. So what's the deal? The NPS rule was an either or not "both" issue, so by my reading there's much ado about nothing. Inquiring minds and all that.

Anonymous said...

The deal is that you can't trust these private NGOs to be open and fair in applying their criteria to any fishery. Salmon may be on the list today, but taken off later on an arbitrary whim due to some overhyped concern over genetic purity and the impact of hatcheries (as just one example).

Check out the well-written industry response at

Don't know why Deckboss doesn't address these points, perhaps he doesn't care as much as he used to.