(U.S. Farmed in Tank Systems)
Yellow Perch, farmed in the U.S. in recirculating systems is a "Best Choice."
Yellow perch is native to North America with an active commercial fishery in the Great Lakes for over 100 years. The development of the yellow perch aquaculture industry has been slow to emerge, compared with some other species.
U.S. yellow perch is raised in land-based farms that are "closed" from the surrounding environment, and therefore limit the impact the operation can have on local ecosystems. Risk of disease spreading, or escape of fish from the farm is minimized. Water and effluent can be treated, and with minimum use of chemicals and water that is recirculated, the outputs from the farm can be minimized and even re-used as fertilizer.
By using feed ingredients that are not solely reliant on wild fish, there is also less impact to the environment.