Wal-Mart decides to buy Alaska salmon


by Your Alaska Link News Team

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced that it will continue purchasing Alaskan wild salmon after a four month review of the state's Responsible Fisheries Management program.
Wal-Mart officials toured Alaska earlier this month to see firsthand how the state handles its salmon industry.
Wal-Mart brought in The Sustainability Consortium to assist in their final decision on whether to continue purchasing Alaskan salmon. The Sustainability Consortium is an organization based at the University of Arkansas made up of businesses, academic groups and nonprofits.
The company says it has sourced seafood from the state for many years, and will continue to do so.
State officials also hailed the decision.

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