Be aware that Orthodox and observant Jews and Muslims are forbidden from eating the GMO Salmon because the genetic element inserted is from eels which have neither "scales nor fins."
As you are probably aware the GM salmon eggs are to be produced in PEI Canada and the fertileÂ Â eggs will be shipped toÂ Panama were they will be grown up and harvested for sale in USA.Â FDA requires thatÂ both the eggs and the final harvested salmon be labeled as GMÂ for theÂ for the producing company but they say that the public sale should not be GM labeled! FDA demands fundamental sneakiness and that the public should be treated with contempt and derision.FDA is accepting public comment on their weird labeling strategyÂ on theÂ reg.gov website http://www.regulations.gov/search/Regs/home.html#home until Nov. 20.
The institute of Science in Society earlier commented  (Transgenic Animals for Food Not Proven Safe, SiS 410):"FDA's guidelines on commercial release of transgenic animals ignore known hazards of GMOs and totally inadequate to protect the public from genetic and epigenetic damages that may result from transgenic foods." The situation has hardly changed.
In the case of GM AquAdvantage salmon, it is puzzling to find that FDA describes AquAdvantage salmon as a veterinary drug but does not appear to have required animal feeding studies followed by complete tissue necropsy of the fed animals. It appears as if FDA is prepared to dance in the dark as the public are fed GM salmon. In the absence of feeding studies the commercial release of GM salmon is too hazardous to consider. Also, the many defects of the GM fish and the additional costs needed to raise the fish may well make it commercially undesirable as well as dangerous.