Target no longer selling farmed salmon

Target no longer selling farmed salmon

There are 52 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 26, 2010, titled Target no longer selling farmed salmon. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Target said today it has stopped selling farmed salmon at its stores, and now offers only wild Alaskan salmon, heeding complaints that fish farming harms the environment.

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MNDave

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 26, 2010
Yet another reason not to shop at Target
Please Stop

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 26, 2010
Is this news? How does PETA feel about Target selling fish? Has Mark Dayton gone back off the wagon? Many Questions...few answers.
Danno

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 26, 2010
Come on folks. Hasn't society evolved enough to get past the taboo of farmed salmon mixing it up with wild salmon? Where's the sensitivity and openness within the fish world?
Dawg

Farmington, MN

#4 Jan 26, 2010
Was this not the same group that were preaching a few years ago that we ARE supposed to buy Farmed raised fish instead of eating wild caught?
Big Mouth No Brain

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 26, 2010
Idiots commenting on things they know absolutely nothing about. Ish.
MKIA

Clear Lake, MN

#6 Jan 26, 2010
If fish farming is bad then doesn't stand to reason that all farming is bad?
Wouldn't farming allow "wild" fish to repopulate?

V For Vendetta
bmk

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 26, 2010
Strangley enough, my wife who has eye cancer, was reading about foods to avoid because they are linked to cancer. One of the foods was farmed salmon and the suggestion was to eat salmon labled wild Alaskan salmon. Hard telling who is behind all the studies, research, and references to this but it had me sold on seeking out Alaskan salmon. At least until the farmed salmon made changes to reduce the amount of pollutants it can contain. I actually doubt this has any real bearing on making Greenpeace happy. They probably get a Federal government check for being "green".
bmk

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Jan 26, 2010
Maybe the next stimulus check will be for salmon farmers affected by this change.
Buzz Lightly

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 26, 2010
The story is incomplete. What are the pollutants produced in salmon farming? What are the dangers in interbreeding between farm and wild salmon?

“Who, me?”

Since: Jun 08

Amery

#10 Jan 26, 2010
Good start Target!
Now, lets talk about vegetables.
You MUST stop selling farmed vegetables! All the pesticides are destroying the world. Not to mention the manure you spread. It's stinky!

I demand you start selling only free range, wild vegetables!
Fish and Twits

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jan 26, 2010
Does this include salmon in all packaging (fresh, frozen, canned, pouched) and forms, such as pet food? Does salmon provide ingredients in other products, like fish oil tablets?

Aren't there environmentally friendly sustainable sources of farmed salmon, shrimp and other seafood?
Frankenfish Substitute

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jan 26, 2010
How about replacing it with wholesome Asian carp, fresh caught in the Great Lakes and Illinois shipping channels?

Or each Target store could have a live fish enclosure, and lucky shoppers would have their carp leap into their carts or onto the checkout conveyor.
Beammeup Scotty

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 26, 2010
Of course, none of the claims that fish farming pollutes or harms the environment, or in anyway threatens the environment, can be substantiated with anything like real science. The only thing that is spreading pollutants is Greenpeace with all their gas. Pseudo- science, harassment of legitimate businesses, and the advancement of their socialist agenda what they are all about.
wtf

Des Moines, IA

#14 Jan 26, 2010
At least it's from Alaskan waters and not re-labeled cat food from China.
fish farmer

Brainerd, MN

#15 Jan 26, 2010
Ranching exotic salmon in the southern hemisphere on the krill of Antarctica hardly sounds sustainable to me.

Ranching is where salmon are artificially spawned, the fry raised to smolts on the same feed as farmed salmon and the smolts released into the wild to feed on krill. When the salmon return to the streams where they were raised fishermen harvest the "wild" salmon.

South American ranchers are now "raising wild" salmon where none ever existed. The salmon fishermen in AK raise at least 150,000,000 salmon that way every year and then call them "wild".

“REUNITE GONDWANALAND!”

Since: Jun 08

Woodbury

#17 Jan 26, 2010
Beammeup Scotty wrote:
Of course, none of the claims that fish farming pollutes or harms the environment, or in anyway threatens the environment, can be substantiated with anything like real science. The only thing that is spreading pollutants is Greenpeace with all their gas. Pseudo- science, harassment of legitimate businesses, and the advancement of their socialist agenda what they are all about.
Wrong.
I just posted some links to real science.

“REUNITE GONDWANALAND!”

Since: Jun 08

Woodbury

#18 Jan 26, 2010
MKIA wrote:
If fish farming is bad then doesn't stand to reason that all farming is bad?
Wouldn't farming allow "wild" fish to repopulate?
V For Vendetta
Bad reasoning.
If some people are murderers, then doesn't it stand to reason that all people are murderers?
See?
LBJ

Sunnyvale, CA

#19 Jan 26, 2010
What a crock. I encourage everyone to buy only farmed salmon from now on to offset the negative effects this will have on jobs and fish farms all over. Find out who sells it, seek it out and buy it. We have to stand against the enviro-bullies. i bet they don't know what they're talking about anyway. They are notorious for only looking at part of the data. Then they scream out demands and don't care whose lives they wreck. I want to start an anti-enviro-mentalcase movement.
SLW

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jan 26, 2010
Are they still selling free range salmon?
name

San Francisco, CA

#21 Jan 26, 2010
Amy Reilly wrote:
Target spokeswoman Amy Reilly said that even with the change, "Our guests shouldn't notice a difference in the price at all."
Wild Salmon has always been more expensive than farmed salmon. For the shopper that is use to purchasing farmed salmon, the price will jump up $2-$3 a pound.

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