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Sockeye Salmon by Barbara Jackson from Pixabay

Multiple Threats of Farm Raised Fish against Health, Environment, Wild Salmon, and False Marketing

“From the toxic drugs and chemicals used in fish farming, to its environmental impact on wild fish and the false and misleading marketing claims used by multinational fish farm companies, there are plenty of reasons to avoid farmed fish.” Dr. Joseph Mercola

One of my fondest memory is catching salmon on the Pacific Ocean in younger days. A small live herring is hooked through its back, lowered into the dark water to be a delicious snack for a passing salmon. Once caught, the sudden flight away, the spin reel whirring, the run-and-pull minutes to gradually tire out its strength to survive, and finally lifting up the beautiful silver scaled fish. Rarely, a couple of sea lice were picked off. Occasionally, distant tall posts set in the ocean indicated the start of the farm fish industry.

Threat to Wild Salmon by Escaped Farmed Salmon by Parasitic Lice

Farmed fish lack the genes for basic survival in the wild … smaller size, shorter growth period and less reproductive rate but what happens if they “spill over” into the wild stock?

Threats from Misleading Marketing Claims

Fact: Majority of Salmon Eaten in the US Comes from Fish Farms

How to Tell the Difference between Wild or Farm-Raised Salmon

Wild sockeye salmon is bright red because it has natural astaxanthin content with main health benefits. It could be said to be more muscular with very thin fat marks or white stripes. If the fish is pale pink with wide creamy fat marks, the salmon is farmed.

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Retired teacher — wisdom of Timely Tools for Changes: self-franchise internet marketing, social media attacks, ecology

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