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GOLD RIVER, BC (September 11, 2012)— Skuna Bay Salmon was thrilled to introduce North America’s only Craft Raised Salmon to the more than 710,000 tennis fans from around the world who attended this year’s US Open held in Flushing Meadows, NY.

Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, preparing fine cuisine for the third straight year at the US Open, featured Skuna Bay in his menu as Skuna Bay Craft Raised Charred Salmon served at Aces Restaurant. In addition to Aces, guests at the tennis tournament had the opportunity to try Skuna Bay Craft Raised Cedar Plank Salmon at David Burke’s Champions Bar & Grill as well as other concessions and food outlets provided by Levy Restaurants.

“It was a great thrill to see Vancouver Island’s Craft Raised Salmon discovered by thousands of new fans at the premier tennis event in the United States,” said Dave Mergle, Director, Skuna Bay Salmon. “Skuna Bay has great chef ambassadors and culinary partners throughout the country and it is exciting to continue to work with world-class chefs at such a high-profile event. We were proud to bring our customers to experience our salmon in person at one of the world’s greatest sporting experiences”

Skuna Bay Craft Raised Salmon is reared in the pristine waters off the coast of Vancouver Island, by a dedicated, passionate team of craftsmen farmers. North America’s only Craft Raised Salmon has been successfully launched in the Southwest, West, Midwest, Northeast and Great Lakes regions of the United States, and can now be found at more than 500 high-end restaurants across 19 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, Detroit, Milwaukee and Indianapolis. Skuna Bay Salmon is advocated by well-known chefs Ian Gresik of Drago Centro in Los Angeles, Stephanie Izard of Girl & the Goat in Chicago, and Lee Hillson of T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Skuna Bay Salmon’s exclusive distributing partner in New York City throughout the US Open is Gotham Seafood.

“Our participation in the US Open would not have been possible without the support of Levy Restaurants, USTA, Gotham Seafood and legendary chef Ed Brown -- a great team to bring Craft Raised Salmon to the tennis world,” said Mergle.