FACT:To be a responsible and efficient provider of food for the world, helping to reduce pressure on wild fish stocks in the process. By 2050 food production needs to increase by 70% to meet food demand and Skuna Bay will help to do that in a responsible way.
FACT:Skuna Bay fish are grown in their natural ocean environment off the coast of Vancouver Island in the Pacific Ocean.
FACT:Skuna Bay's farm sites were chosen for their water quality: pristine, glacier-fed, natural Pacific Ocean water with strong tidal currents and perfect salinity.
FACT:The waters off Vancouver Island are known for their strong currents which allow our fish lots of resistance to swim against and build up naturally strong healthy muscle texture.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon are raised by craftsmen farmers. They produce a better product because they use their judgment, experience and passion for their fish to monitor the well-being of their salmon and make decisions that improve their fish every day. No mechanized or industrial system can produce this customized approach.
FACT:Skuna Bay craftsmen farmers live on the farm 24/7 for 8 consecutive day shifts and monitor the fish as they feed them twice daily.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon are hand cleaned at a small, family-owned operation in Seymour Narrows off the east coast of Vancouver Island.
FACT:There are only 6 salmon experts with years of experience working with both wild and farmed salmon who are approved to hand clean, inspect, select and carefully pack Skuna Bay salmon.
FACT:Skuna Bay has pioneered its own exclusive method of harvesting, hand cleaning, inspecting, selecting and packing to ensure that the chef experiences Skuna Bay salmon the same way as it was when it was pulled pristine and fresh-from-the-ocean every time.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon are always kept at the ideal 33 degrees F temperature through final gentle packing and delivery to ensure it remains pristine and fresh-from-the-ocean to the chef.
FACT:Each Skuna Bay salmon is sealed in a tamper proof carton and its fully traceable seal is signed by one of our 6 approved salmon experts who note the date and farm from which the fish had been caught.
FACT:Once Skuna Bay salmon has been packed in its recyclable carton and sealed, the box is not opened again or handled until it arrives in your kitchen and you open the box.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon gets to market very quickly: typically 48 hours after it is pulled from the Pacific Ocean, it arrives in the market, quicker than most wild caught product.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon exists entirely to REDUCE pressure on wild stocks. If you are consuming Skuna Bay salmon you aren't consuming and applying pressure to wild salmon stocks.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon is the first salmon farm in the world to have multiple sea farms officially certified under Best Aquaculture Practices. This standard was developed and agreed to by an independent board that included major Aquariums around the U.S.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon is the only salmon that comes in a recyclable, patented corrugate carton, exclusively ours to use in our marketplace.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon is the farm closest to the US market. That means we don't fly our salmon down to you on airplanes and we have the lowest carbon footprint.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon farms are fallowed regularly and approximately 1/3 of all sites always remain fallow so that there is minimal affect on the seabed.
FACT:Seabeds under Skuna Bay salmon farms are rich with shellfish and other sea life and for that reason, shellfish harvesters reap their catch from areas near our farm sites.
FACT:Skuna Bay Salmon farms are located in areas with very strong tidal currents that naturally sweep the farm areas clean daily.
FACT:Skuna Bay's goal is to produce more fish than our salmon consume when they grow.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon are the most efficient livestock in the world. To make 1 kg of Skuna Bay salmon requires only 1.25 kg of feed.
FACT:All of Skuna Bay's feed fish meal comes from independently-certified sustainable fisheries.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon are guaranteed to have beautiful silver scales, clear eyes, red gills, thick and meaty bellies and the firmest texture. Everytime.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon goes through an incredibly stringent inspection process, measured on 11 different criteria. Only 6% of all of our salmon make the Skuna Bay grade.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon are harvested and immediately taken to be hand processed so that each fish is hand cleaned before it has time to get stiff. This results in the firmest meat quality.
FACT:Each salmon is hand cleaned, inspected and eventually selected through an exclusive process developed by Skuna Bay.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon are all hand cleaned, inspected and selected at a family owned operation on nearby Quadra Island. Only 6 approved salmon experts are allowed to select Skuna Bay fish.
FACT:All Skuna Bay salmon are shipped in small batches on truck to the US market.
FACT:Skuna Bay salmon pens are 98.5% water and 1.5% fish. This is less than 15 kg/ cubic metre and it means our salmon have room to swim and build up healthy muscles.
FACT:Skuna Bay would never allow the use of hormones in our fish. Antibiotics are never used unless our licensed veterinarian sees a fish that requires treatment but because of our low pen densities and ideal salinity, this is a very rare occurrence.