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Your Salmon's Packaging Might Contain A Huge Red Flag
To know if a packaged salmon has been misrepresented, check its label. A label that claims the salmon is wild-caught but fails to mention the type is a huge red flag.
There are only five categories of Pacific wild-caught salmon available in America: sockeye, coho, pink, chum, and chinook. Farmed salmon commonly comes from the Atlantic.
In fact, strict regulations on commercial and recreational wild sea-run Atlantic salmon pretty much guarantee that labels claiming "wild-caught Atlantic" are fraudulent.
Another labeling fraud is short-weighing. If a package has an unusual amount of glazing, looks water-bloated, or is packed in ice, you may be paying more for less volume of fish.