Biotech company AquaBounty has sold its first shipments of a controversial genetically modified salmon in Canada after 25 years in regulatory limbo.
AquaBounty wants to repurpose a 38-year-old fish hatchery on Prince Edward Island to support its growing GMO salmon operation.
The FDA has blocked the import of genetically modified salmon until the agency publishes final label guidelines.
The FDA made the announcement today, although it will likely be a while before the "frankenfish" hit supermarket shelves.
Genetically engineered salmon could be approved for human consumption in 2013.
As genetically-modified salmon creep closer to being cleared to consume, two Alaskan senators are trying to stop the "frankenfish."
AquaBounty has received federal funding to genetically modify its salmon a move which has environmentalists up in arms.