Boston, Massachusetts-based North Coast Seafoods has launched its new ocean-raised certified organic Scottish salmon. Organic salmon has not historically been offered in the U.S. as there is no established organic standard.
North Coast’s Organic Salmon is regulated and certified by the EU Organic and the U.K. Soil Administration, which have the strictest aquaculture standards in the world.
North Coast Seafoods’ Organic Salmon are raised in the open ocean water farms off the northeast corner of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, where the closest “town” is 13 miles away. This remote location provides cold, clean water and strong currents for the fish to swim and grow strong.
These fish are raised in large “sea pens” that are six stories deep with a circumference of more than four NBA Basketball courts, where the maximum ratio is 99 percent water and 1 percent salmon.
Each salmon is fed a 100 percent certified organic diet, which means that every ingredient in its diet is certified organic with no growth hormones, chemicals or GMOs. The nutrient rich diet is made up of plant ingredients and oily fish, which give each salmon high levels of essential heart healthy Omega 3s fatty acids.
This high-fat diet also rewards a good flavor profile and marbling, similar to that of steak. That is why North Coast has dubbed its organic salmon as the “Wagyu Beef of Salmon.”
North Coast Seafoods’ fresh Organic Salmon is available in restaurants and grocery stores across the country.
“At North Coast Seafoods, protecting our oceans’ natural resources, and remaining in harmony with our oceans and environment is of utmost importance,” said Rich Polins, principal.
“Compared to protein sources harvested on land, the ocean-raised seafood production process produces substantially lower greenhouse gas emissions and far less freshwater pollution, which is a fact that we are not only very proud of, but take very seriously. Delivering the highest-quality, freshest seafood to our customers and protecting our planet remains at the forefront of North Coast Seafoods’ long-standing legacy.”
For more information on the company’s history, visit northcoastseafoods.com.