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What Is the Difference between Wild Salmon and Farmed Salmon?

What Is the Difference between Wild Salmon and Farmed Salmon?

Seafood is a common component of the global diet. In North America, the demand is high for different types of fish. At the top of many people’s lists is salmon. Full of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a fatty fish that is a mealtime favorite. However, a question puzzling many is “What is the difference between wild salmon and farm-raised salmon?” Farm-Raised Salmon Farm-raised salmon live in a salmon farm that is in an enclosed area of oceans, lakes, or ponds with limited ability to swim freely. Due to this, disease and infestations spread easily and a high level...

Wild-Caught vs. Aquaculture (Farm-Raised) Fish: Myths and Facts

Wild-Caught vs. Aquaculture (Farm-Raised) Fish: Myths and Facts

Sometimes knowing which fish to eat is confusing. Issues such as contaminants and nutrition are of concern and one further complication is the growing concern of origin. Is the fish wild or farmed? Wild Caught Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon are those who have lived their life in the natural environment, whether salt or freshwater. The facts are simple: They eat a varied diet including algae, seaweed, kelp, and smaller fish The result of this diet is higher amounts of diverse minerals and vitamins Wild fish are lean They contain significant amounts of omega-3 fats naturally, contributing to the diverse health...

Why Farm-Raised Salmon Is Bad

Why Farm-Raised Salmon Is Bad

Today, the number of farm-raised salmon outnumbers those that are found in the wild and debate has emerged about the viability of farmed salmon. Questions continue to arise on the various issues surrounding farmed salmon. This blog will look at why farm-raised salmon is bad. The Problems with Farm-Raised Salmon Serious concerns have arisen about farming salmon. Arguably, salmon farming is a means of responding to the demand for seafood, several problems exist within the industry. Among the major issues are: Environmental: Problems in a fish farm are not contained to the farm alone and escape beyond the farm, into...

Five Top Health Benefits of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Five Top Health Benefits of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

Research indicates there are significant health benefits of eating fish. However, not all fish are created equal. Alaskan Sockeye Salmon ranks highest among those considered to be the most beneficial. Health Benefits of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon is beneficial to our diet in a variety of ways. The presence of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids provides the body with several different health benefits. Its not only capable of reducing inflammation but research has also revealed its ability to lower blood pressure, decrease the build-up of arterial plaque, and enhance our brain health. Overall, by eating wild Alaskan...

Become Inspired with an Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Recipe

Become Inspired with an Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Recipe

Have you run out of ideas for how to feed the family with a delicious meal? Why not add fresh salmon with some of our favorite recipes? At The Gypsy Fish Company, we offer our customers high-quality options for wild salmon and a range of recipes designed to elevate your meals. Our Alaskan salmon recipe ideas make for a delicious and nutritious meal that the whole family will ask for time and time again. Our goal is to provide our customers with sustainably wild-caught salmon that is packed with flavor and will have everyone coming back for more. Delicious and...

Things You Should Know About Sustainable Seafood

Things You Should Know About Sustainable Seafood

Sustainability is a popular topic and a common concern of consumers. Many people want to know that what they use, wear, and eat is sustainably sourced. Wild-caught seafood is a great source of protein and a dinnertime favorite. But is it a sustainable seafood option? Below is a brief sustainable seafood guide. The Basic Facts Sustainability can be defined in several ways in the seafood industry. Essentially, sustainability is integrated throughout all aspects of the process, including: Harvesting: Fishing methods must exhibit minimal environmental impact. Sustainable fisheries avoid reducing essential fish habitats, rebuild natural stocks, and minimize bycatch (catching other...

Jacob Battisti and The Gypsy Fish Company, Oregon!

Jacob Battisti and The Gypsy Fish Company, Oregon!

I’m excited to announce my partnership with Jacob Battisti and The Gypsy Fish Company, Oregon.  Jacob and I met fishing in Bristol Bay many years ago.

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