Alternatives to industrially farmed Atlantic salmon

There are many alternatives to industrially-farmed Atlantic salmon. NOFF supports industrial salmon farming if it is on land and environmentally sustainable.

41 Degrees South

  • There is one boutique salmon farm that we know of in Tasmania – 41 Degrees South, near Deloraine in northern Tasmania. 
  • NOFF has commented in submissions to the Tasmanian Government that while there are many boutique wineries and distillieries, with strong government support, there appears to be only one boutique salmon farm, and no evidence of any significant government support for development of more.
  • 41 Degrees South operates entirely on land, and on the evidence of their website, and consistently positive reports from visitors, their operations are ethically and environmentally a very significant improvement on those of their much larger competitors.

GoodFish: the Australian sustainable seafood guide

  • This guide lists several other types of fish you can try, and has excellent explanations about the reasons to avoid industrially farmed Atlantic salmon (NOFF has not looked at its entries for other seafood products).
  • They also have apps for Android and Apple phones, well worth having for when you are eating out!

Other sources, other products

  • Native Murray cod are available from Aquna's land-based facility in inland NSW.
  • Tasmania rightly has strict biosecurity controls, so it is very difficult to buy overseas-sourced wild-caught salmon in Tasmania. 
  • A number of sources of wild-caught salmon are emerging on the mainland, including ButcherCrowd (Canadian sockeye salmon), and Fish and Co (Alaskan sockeye salmon).

Please note: NOFF is not in a position to formally audit, endorse or certify any of these organisations or products. You will have to make your own assessments.