This marks the first time genetically modified salmon have been sold for consumption. AquaBounty, which produces a genetically modified variety of salmon called AquAdvantage, just announced its first-ever sale of its GMO fish, in Canada. FDA approval was issued in November 2015 following an extensive review. At the time — and since — the FDA found that the fish is safe for human consumption and as healthy as the meat you’d get from ordinary Atlantic salmon.
After an exhaustive and rigorous scientific review, FDA has arrived at the decision that AquAdvantage salmon is as safe to eat as any non-genetically engineered (GE) Atlantic salmon, and also as nutritious.