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Seafood Specialist The Fish Guys Inc. newest to join exclusive team of America’s top distributor partners as purveyors of Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon

Gold River, B.C. (Dec. 19, 2012) — Beginning this week, Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon will be available to the upper Midwest with its expansion to Minnesota and North and South Dakota and further into Iowa and Wisconsin. Skuna Bay Salmon is excited to welcome specialty seafood purveyor The Fish Guys Inc. to its team of exclusive distributor partners.

“Our passion is to consistently provide the great chefs of America with the best salmon they can get so their customers always have a fantastic salmon dining experience ,” says Dave Mergle, Director for Skuna Bay. “We are excited to continue our expansion into Minnesota and the Dakotas where we think chefs will appreciate the attention to detail we put into getting them great 10 lb salmon year round.”

Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon is reared in pristine, glaciar-fed waters off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C. by a dedicated, passionate team of Craftsmen Farmers. North America’s only Craft Raised salmon’s rise in popularity began with its launch in the Southwest region of the United States last November, and has now been served at more than 800 high-end restaurants and boutique retailers across 23 states and major urban markets including Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, St. Louis, Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Indianapolis. And now Minneapolis and St. Paul.

“We pride ourselves on providing chefs with only the highest-quality seafood,” says Brent Casper, Founder of The Fish Guys Inc. who visited the Skuna Bay farms in November of this year. “We are thrilled to be working with Skuna Bay, farmers who have demonstrated incredibly high standards and an unrivaled attention to detail – and who spend their lives raising salmon responsibly .”

The Fish Guys Inc. was selected as exclusive distributing partner in their area for their reputation for quality, sustainable sourcing and outstanding cold chain

“Our newest partner The Fish Guys Inc. joins our outstanding team of exclusive distributor partners who play a major role in ensuring that great chefs get that same ‘fresh from the ocean’ experience everytime,” notes Mergle. “Our Craftsman Farmers have spent 3 years raising their salmon, so it is up to us to do their effort justice by handling them with the same care and attention. We have pioneered a unique and exclusive method of inspecting, selecting, preparing and packing our salmon and we take the same approach in selecting our distributor partners – we partner with them because they are the best.”

To date, Skuna Bay Salmon is advocated by well-known chefs from across America including Christian Rassinoux of MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat in Chicago, Roy Ellamar of Sensi at Bellagio in Las Vegas, Tyler Wiard of Elways in Denver, Ed Brown of Ed’s Chowderhouse in New York and Randy Waidner, Executive Chef for Gibsons in Chicago. For more information, please visit Follow Skuna Bay on Twitter at @SkunaBay.