This news item, We Just Thought We Were Making A Better Fish, is a few years old. I haven't seen transgenic Salmon at my local COSTCO, so its likely this project was sacked by the anti-science zealots who want to force all of us to eat only the food they deem "natural" (even though human beings have been modifying the genetic code of plants and animals for centuries through brute-force methods and, for several decades, used chemical mutagens and radiation to force genetic mutations on a massive scale).
But of course, we all just need to concede: the food nannies know better. We must let them decide what foods will be available for us to choose from. Obviously we can't be depended upon to make these kinds of decisions for ourselves.
Some excerpts from We Just Thought We Were Making A Better Fish:
Opponents of genetic engineering have found new terrors in a salmon spliced with genes that make them grow two to four times faster than nature's best -- and which therefore can be sold at lower prices. Those who have sampled the delicacy say they taste the same as ordinary salmon.
A scientist involved with the salmon project in Canada was amazed at the opposition -- saying he thought "we were just making a better fish."
The contributions of biotech engineered animals are potentially enormous -- pigs with less fat, chickens which resist bacteria-causing illnesses and beef that can grow twice as fast on less feed are all at risk.