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GOLD RIVER, BC (August 27, 2012)— Skuna Bay Salmon is proud to be the exclusive salmon served at this year’s US Open, as Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon will be served to guests at the popular tennis tournament held August 27 through September 9 in Flushing Meadows, NY.

Skuna Bay Salmon will be incorporated into the private catering menu for players, staff, VIPs and sponsors and in addition the tournament will offer Skuna Bay through concessions and other food outlets. Skuna Bay joins brands like, Moet & Chandon, Grey Goose, Ben & Jerry’s and Stonyfield, that will be offered at the elite US Open.

“Since Skuna Bay Salmon has launched in New York City, we have established key partnerships with organizations like the James Beard Foundation, and now the US Open Tennis Tournament,” said Dave Mergle, Director, Skuna Bay Salmon. “Chefs and consumers have responded very well to the consistent quality of our salmon. We are thrilled to have a world famous venue to introduce Skuna Bay Salmon to tennis fans from around the country.”

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 400 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, Lee Hillson of T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Troy Guard from TAG Raw Bar in Denver and Tyler Wiard, Elways also from Denver.

“The US Open Tennis Tournament is synonymous with ‘best in class’ and therefore we only select the highest quality food to go with the world’s greatest tennis experience. Skuna Bay provides consistently high standards for great salmon and after visiting the farms personally and observing how their salmon are Craft Raised with every detail considered before being sent to us in New York, I can see why they are able to achieve such consistently great quality. We are proud to be serving Skuna Bay Salmon at this year’s US Open,” said Ed Brown, consultant to the USTA on the US Open’s menus.