Verlasso gets praise from Seafood Watch
Salmon farming company Verlasso has earned the blessing of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, according to Director Scott Nichols.
The program, which advocates for sustainable seafood, labeled Verlasso salmon a “Good Alternative” ranking.
With the program typically labeling many farmed salmon as something for comsumers to “avoid,” this is the first time ocean-raised farmed salmon has received such a positive endorsement, Nichols said in the company’s blog.
“I want to thank the Verlasso team for the commitment, enthusiasm and creativity that have led to the realization of Verlasso’s vision,” Nichols said. “The work has been hard but so very worthwhile.”
The program issued its new ranking after studying the farm under its external assessment model, which measures the farming process against the program’s criteria for sustainability.
In the blog, Nichols said the new ranking is an achievement is just part of the company’s ongoing efforts to produce sustainable seafood.
“For us recognition by Monterey Bay Aquarium is a beginning not an end,” he said. “We will continue to look for new and better ways to protect the oceans’ biodiversity and ecosystems so we can provide the best environment to raise fish that are delightful to eat.”