Sustainable Seafood Spotlight: Verlasso Salmon
Wild salmon can be a great sustainable choice—but it’s also pricey and can vary in seasonal availability. Meanwhile, some farmed salmon can damage the environment. Jax Fish House is proud to source and serve farmed Verlasso Salmon, which is a new paradigm in responsible salmon aquaculture.
Verlasso is Four Star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) Certified and is the first ocean-raised salmon to receive a Good Alternative recommendation from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
Verlasso salmon are raised in spacious pens in cold waters off of the Chilean coast amongst the fjords of Patagonia. They are fed sustainably sourced ingredients and never given antibiotics or hormones. Fish are gently handled, humanely harvested, and traceable from egg to harvest. The resulting salmon has a buttery texture and a mild, clean flavor that’s easy to love, and the fat content is much closer to that of wild salmon as opposed to conventional farmed salmon. Verlasso also harvests and ships their salmon to order, meaning it’s always incredibly fresh when it lands on your plate.
Did you know: Unlike conventional farmed salmon, Verlasso has a low pen density of two fish for every cubic ton of water. (Industry norms are often four fish for every cubic ton of water.) This gives the fish plenty of room to swim and develop and keeps the quality and cleanliness of the water exceptionally high.
Jax Fish House was the first restaurant in Colorado and Missouri to be certified by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. Learn more about our commitment to sustainable sourcing.