Dear Sarah, I have never purchased NZTODAY before. Coming across the magazine whilst travelling domestically, I was attracted by the headline Majestic Marlborough (NZTODAY 53). Although a Kiwi, I’ve lived overseas for years, and now newly resident in the Top of the South, I’m keen to find out more about travel experiences in my adopted region of Marlborough and Tasman. I also feel very privileged to have returned to work in the New Zealand food industry with a great product – king salmon from the Marlborough Sounds.
Your article gave a wonderful impression of the Sounds and Marlborough’s sights until I got to the paragraph referring to the salmon farm in the Sounds. I was disappointed that the only reference to the king salmon that is grown in the Sounds – one of New Zealand’s leading premium seafood exports and a vital earner for the region – was in regard to the chicken content in the salmon’s feed.
Although the reference to feed is correct, it would have been nice to have some context around this point. The unique king salmon species grown in Marlborough is a flagship food ingredient from the region, lauded for its taste and health benefits. Kind regards, Jemma McCowan ED. Dear Jenny, welcome home and I am glad you are enjoying NZTODAY and that it is introducing you to the many great things to see in your newly adopted region. I have included just part of the virtues of king salmon that you have extolled, but I appreciate your passion for your industry and I agree that there is nothing more delicious than fresh New Zealand salmon, although I am partial to smoking mine on my little smoker and spreading it on fresh baguette with a smear of cream cheese and chives… hello!!