Salmon Lovers, Take a look at this!

By MAYS Latest Reply 2012-08-19 18:24:44 -0500
Started 2012-08-19 18:16:49 -0500

If you love Salmon, this may shock you!

It's actually illegal to capture wild Atlantic salmon because the fish stocks are so low, and they're low, in part, because of farmed salmon.

Salmon farming is very polluting: Thousands of fish are crammed into pens, which leads to the growth of diseases and parasites that require antibiotics and pesticides. Often, the fish escape and compete with native fish for food, leading to declines in native populations.

Adding to our salmon woes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is moving forward with approving genetically engineered salmon to be sold, unlabeled, to unsuspecting seafood lovers. That salmon would be farmed off the coast of Panama, and it's unclear how it would be labeled.

Currently, all fish labeled "Atlantic salmon" come from fish farms.

Read about other fish and seafood that is considered to be a bad choice for human consumption by clicking the link below:


1 reply

Nick1962 2012-08-19 18:24:44 -0500 Report

Well that Mays is one thing I try to avoid is farm raised fish. The pellet feed they feed them raises their fat level and the nutrient value in farm raised fish is about 1/3 less than natural caught. So you think you're eating healthy by eating more fish - not always so.