Alaskan salmon finds market in Europe Published: 24 January, 2006
WILD salmon may have finally found the edge in the competition with farmed fish, according to reports from the Alaskan media. The prospects for wild salmon in European markets is picking up according to information gathered by the Alaska Salmon Marketing Institute. Institute researcher Maggie Beaton says a combination of higher prices and bad press for farmed salmon is increasing consumer demand for wild salmon in countries including Germany, France and Britain. Beaton says consumer demand in Britain is driven by concerns about sustainability. In France, the holidays saw increased use of wild salmon for smoked fish: Beaton expects demand for wild salmon in European markets to remain strong this coming year.
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