The net-pen failure at Cooke Aquaculture’s Atlantic salmon farm off Cypress Island, 70 miles north of Seattle, resulted in more than 260,000 non-native, domesticated Atlantic salmon escaping into Puget Sound. Neither the government nor Cooke Aquaculture had an adequate emergency response or recovery plan in place. Every escaped fish tested had piscine reovirus (PRV), a highly contagious, exotic virus that can infect and harm native wild salmon and steelhead. Photo courtesy of Wild Fish Conservancy
We’ve put in years of research and tapped the guidance and wisdom of experts to find sustainable commercial salmon fisheries. Our stringent sourcing practices were developed in partnership with the Wild Fish Conservancy.
All Provisions salmon must be harvested from wild, self-sustaining populations rather than hatchery stocks or net-pen fish farms. We only work with place-based fisheries where sound science can assess fish population status and needs. These fisheries also use techniques, location or timing to minimize bycatch. Preference is given to fisheries that maximize eating quality through careful, individual handling of fish, and that support the health of the environment and human communities. Finally, all Provisions salmon are marketed with full transparency, including packaging that names the species, harvest location and type of gear used.