January 26, 2010 / 2:36 PM / 8 years ago

Target says eliminating farmed salmon

<p>Workers stack Sockeye salmon filets after being vacuum packed to be frozen at the Alitak Cannery in Alitak, Alaska August, 1 2008. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Target Corp said on Tuesday that it is no longer selling fresh, frozen or smoke farm-raised salmon in its stores nationwide.

The No. 2 U.S. discount retailer said that all salmon sold under its own brands will now be wild-caught Alaskan salmon. Sushi that includes farm-raised salmon will be changed over to wild-caught salmon by the end of the year, it said.

Target said it made the switch “to ensure that its salmon offerings are sourced in a sustainable way that helps to preserve abundance, species health and doesn’t harm local habitats.”

Reporting by Nicole Maestri, editing by Gerald E. McCormick

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