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How can "Wild Alaskan salmon" be a product of China?

I bought a box of Wild Alaskan salmon, thinking I would get salmon from Alaska. I read the fine print and it stated that it was a Product of China. How can that be?

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  • Nay
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    1 decade ago
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    "Wild Alaskan salmon" is a name, not a guarantee. Think about it, do you really think it would be environmentally okay for a company to be catching wild salmon in Alaskan rivers in such massive amounts to sell to consumers? Not unless there was a serious overpopulation, I bet. The name is meant to draw you into the product...unfortunately your salmon was probably born and raised in China, but they could still be tasty :)

    UPDATE: To "dewclaw" Oh I'm sorry, Miss "Expert" but if you were right, it would say packaged in China, not product of, so don't get all catty that I don't know what I'm talking about - just because you live in Alaska and use google doesn't mean I'm wrong.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hi, Wild salmon is transported to China from Alaskan waters, it's a short trip. This salmon is processed and packaged in China.

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  • 1 decade ago

    The "wild Alaska salmon" is processed in china.

    And yes commercial fisheries do in fact get real live wild Alaskan salmon from seas and rivers in Alaska. The fishery is carefully managed, and basically produces enough for commercial returns as well as local Alaskans subsistence needs. (although there are political issues here I won't go into) So Nay don't bet on things you don't really know about, your wrong.

    In general your better quality product will be caught and processed in Alaska, less shipping, faster process. But even if the fish is not processed here it can still be wild caught Salmon from Alaska waters. Farmed Salmon do exsisit. But here is some info to help clarify:

    http://www.wildpacificsalmon.com/site/680079/page/...

    All Alaska Salmon are wild

    http://www.wildpacificsalmon.com/site/680079/page/...

    and not endangered

    http://www.wildpacificsalmon.com/site/680079/page/...

    Salmon buyers guide

    http://www.alaskaseafood.org/foodservice/practices...

    and Alaska fisheries info

    http://www.alaskaseafood.org/industry/qc/pages/har...

    Source(s): living in Alaska
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  • 3 years ago

    Will be thankful when I know where my food is actually from and processed and produced....yes...I voted for Trump..and yes..I am a proud American wishing that we can all be back to supporting ourselves again.

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