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Old 10-26-2010, 02:35 PM
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China Marketing Chums

Hi,

While shopping in a local supermarket yesterday, I looked into a freezer filled with salmon fillets. Curious, I picked one up and was a bit surprised to be holding a piece of chum (black bars are clearly visible even on ocean-caught fish). Even more surprising was the label: "Product of China."

Does anyone know where these chums are being commercially harvested and to what degree by the Chinese? I know Chums (Oncorhyncus keta) are distributed on both sides of the Pacific and are an abundant species, nevertheless this concerns me a bit.

Economically, here's another instance, perhaps, of unfair competition by the Chinese, in this case with US fisheries.

I need to do some Googling.

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Eric
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Here's a good, scientific study of where they might have originated from (done by Alaska Fisheries scientists):
http://www.npafc.org/new/publication...0%28USA%29.pdf
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Many thanks. This helps.

Just wondering what the extent of this marketing effort is. Any Russian Chums at Pike Street?

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