Chinook salmon

Organic farming

Creative Salmon is proud to be the first salmon farming company in North America to achieve organic certification. As a founding member of the Pacific Organic Seafood Association we have been following sustainable farming techniques for many years and achieving this certification was the natural next step.

Our practices include:

  • Raising only a Pacific species of fish in the Pacific Ocean.
  • No use of genetically modified organisms or growth-promoting hormones.
  • A natural diet sourced only from fisheries that conform to the standards and principles contained in the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Creative Salmon’s fish are fed a diet primarily consisting of fish meal, fish oil, and certified organic wheat as a binder.
  • No use of antibiotics in our market fish. Because Chinook salmon are indigenous to our area, and through good husbandry practices, they remain healthy without the use of antibiotics. We have not treated our market fish with antibiotics since 2001.
  • Handling our fish as little as possible to minimize stress and possible mortality. Instead of handling, we monitor our fish with underwater cameras and generally don’t touch them between smolt stage and harvest.
  • Providing our fish with a low density environment. To qualify as organic, our farm-raised salmon must have about twice the space as on conventional farms. Our fish occupy less than 1% of the volume of their pens at maximum density, which occurs only during the 2 to 3 months prior to harvest.