Sixty South Salmon ‘Good Alternative’ rating

17 Oct 2017
Sixty South

Sixty South’s salmon is raised 100% without antibiotics, chemicals and pesticides are avoided, and no anti-fouling chemicals are used

Sixty South, the premium salmon raised in the icy cold waters of the Antarctic, has been recognised as ‘Good Alternative’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch programme.

Through a rigorous evaluation and assessment process that lasted over a year, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch programme awarded Sixty South their “Good Alternative” rating. Sixty South joins an elite group of farmed salmon producers worldwide with such recognition.

Sixty South was able to achieve a final score of 5.42 points (out of 10), which places the brand among the highest rated farmed Atlantic salmon in the guide.

“We are proud to see our efforts validated by such an important organisation, and the honour reinforces our commitment to raising salmon to the highest sustainability standards while protecting the places where we live and work,”  said Sixty South CEO Nicos Nicolaides.

Sixty South salmon is raised inside the Alberto de Agostini National Park in Tierra del Fuego, a region located over 1500km away from any major city, considered to have some of the purest waters on earth, and enjoying water temperatures close to freezing for most of the year.

“The pristine conditions found in the extreme south have allowed us to completely eliminate the use of antibiotics and give our salmon quality characteristics that chefs typically expect from European fish,” saidAlex Malaguti, Director of Sales, USA Business Development.

Sixty South Salmon launched in the US market in early 2017 offering fresh and frozen products. Since then, it has gained distribution with specialty seafood purveyors on the east and west coasts, large independent broadline distributors, and two national retail chains.

“Seafood Watch, our partners, the public and other sustainability organisations that rely on our recommendations are pleased to see the growing trend of farmed salmon receiving our Good Alternative rating,” said Seafood Watch Programme Engagement Manager Ryan Bigelow.

“We hope that Sixty South will build upon its success and continue towards sustainability and a green Best Choice recommendation.”