Skuna Bay Salmon renews contract with world-famous tennis tournament
Skuna Bay’s Vancouver Island-raised salmon is being featured at this year’s U.S. Open Tennis Tournament, being held from 28 August to 10 September at the USTA Billy Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York.
Skuna Bay’s salmon, which is reared in the waters off of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, has been top-lining menus for the world-famous tennis tournament for six consecutive years, according to the company. For this year’s event, Michelin-star chef Ed Brown has incorporated the company’s “craft-raised” salmon into the open’s menus at its signature seafood stop, ACES, as well as at various food kiosks scattered throughout the venue.
“We at Skuna Bay Salmon are always honored to be included on the menu at the world’s greatest tennis tournament,” Skuna Bay's Dave Mergle said. “Our farmers remain gratified that their dedication to high standards is appreciated by the world’s greatest tennis stars and the great chefs who serve them – and it reaffirms that their commitment to rearing salmon in its natural, ocean environment is the right thing to do.”
The company’s Manhattan-based distributor partner, Gotham Seafood, has been charged with ensuring that the cold chain is secure and that delivery of Skuna Bay salmon to the U.S. Open is successful this week. Brands including Grey Goose, Heineken, and Evian are also being highlighted during the U.S. Open event.
Skuna Bay, which experienced an influx in popularity following its launch in the Southwest region of the United States in late 2011, is credited as North America’s “only craft-raised salmon” producer. The company has its products served in more than 3,500 high-end restaurants and boutique retailers across more than 35 states, and in Canada.