Farmed Fish Production Overtakes Beef For The First Time In World History

  • metta

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    Jun 14, 2013 7:37 AM GMT
    Farmed Fish Production Overtakes Beef For The First Time In World History

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/13/farmed-fish-production-beef_n_3437229.html
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    Jun 14, 2013 12:22 PM GMT
    That article made me hungry for sushi.
  • DCEric

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    Jun 14, 2013 12:23 PM GMT
    I wonder if this is connected to growing affluence in Asia, where fish is a more common part of the diet, than beef which tends to be Euro-North America-Aussie focused.
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    Jun 14, 2013 4:54 PM GMT
    Farmed fish is so difficult to avoid these days and if you really want to avoid it, you end up having to pay more for the wild caught fish.
  • biYguy

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    Sep 29, 2013 2:11 PM GMT
    I love salmon but avoid all farmed salmon. I only buy wild Pacific salmon. Unfortunately here in eastern Canada, it is difficult to find wild Pacific salmon in stores. In restaurants, the salmon on the menu usually is the farmed Atlantic salmon.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ted-danson/farmed-salmon_b_3998271.html :

    “So skip the farmed salmon. Opt for wild-caught, or break out of your boring (and unsustainable) salmon routine and try eating that jack mackerel, or another wild fish, instead.”
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    Sep 29, 2013 3:24 PM GMT
    Curious, is the farm raised seafood stuff really so bad for you or are they getting better? When I see "color added" and that the price is half that of the wild caught it just seems like a bad idea.
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    Sep 29, 2013 3:34 PM GMT
    Myol saidCurious, is the farm raised seafood stuff really so bad for you or are they getting better? When I see "color added" and that the price is half that of the wild caught it just seems like a bad idea.

    It isn't as cut and dry as the media tries to make it out to be. Some farmed salmon from say salmon farm A has lower mercury and PCB rates than wild salmon; conversely, the opposite can also be true from salmon farm B.

    It really all depends on the source and what quality and purity of feed they give the salmon at the farm, and what the salmon's living conditions were. Same can be said for any meat source, really.
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    Sep 29, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
    Myol saidCurious, is the farm raised seafood stuff really so bad for you or are they getting better? When I see "color added" and that the price is half that of the wild caught it just seems like a bad idea.


    The link below addresses concerns about salmon farming along the west coat of Canada but I would think the same is true for US salmon farms.

    http://www.farmedanddangerous.org/salmon-farming-problems/health-concerns-chemical-use/dependence/

    ‘Many consumers are not aware of the chemical use that may be behind their food. For example, chemicals that have been used in BC salmon farms include: Ivermectin, emamectin benzoate, oxytetracycline, florfenicol, Romet 30, sulfadimethoxine and ormetoprim, sulfadiazine and trimethoprim, tricaine methanesulfonate, formaldehyde, florfenicol and hydrogen peroxide.1’
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    Sep 29, 2013 9:19 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidThat article made me hungry for sushi.
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    It shouldn't. Farmed fish is extremely higher in parasites and other diseases as the fish are kept much closer together.

    No farm. Keep it wild.
  • metta

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    Oct 30, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
    Asian Seafood Raised on Pig Feces Approved for U.S. Consumers

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-11/asian-seafood-raised-on-pig-feces-approved-for-u-s-consumers.html
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    Oct 30, 2013 9:15 PM GMT
    What won't people [unknowingly] eat.
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    Oct 31, 2013 4:10 PM GMT
    I hate to burst everyone's bubble here, but the discussion about wild caught vs farm raised is kind of ridiculous.

    For traditional food fish such as Salmon, Trout, Bass and even Tilapia the wild caught fish in many cases come from the same source as farm raised.....Fish Hatcheries ! Where they are fed the same food as farm raised fish are fed.

    With the damming of water ways wild Salmon and many Trout populations could not sustain sizeable enough populations to allow for fishing. There are Salmon hatcheries on the west coast from California to Alaska.

    Commercial fishing for Atlantic Salmon is illegal because the populations will not support fishing. All Atlantic Salmon available in the U.S. is Farm raised.

    The Majority of wild caught Sockeye, Chum and Coho Salmon are caught mainly in Alaskan waters where the wild populations are supported by hatchery raised fish.

    The damming of waterways in the lower 48 states has resulted in the need for wild populations to be supported at levels that allow for commercial fishing, by hatchery raised salmon.

    The story is much the same for other commercially available fish. Time to switch from Salmon to Herring or Mackerel, but with concerns about their populations not being able to sustain commercial fishing even they are being considered as candidates for hatchery raising.
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    Oct 31, 2013 5:14 PM GMT
    Myol saidCurious, is the farm raised seafood stuff really so bad for you or are they getting better? When I see "color added" and that the price is half that of the wild caught it just seems like a bad idea.


    I don't think the concern is that farmed fish is bad for you but rather it just isn't as healthy as fresh caught fish. Part of the nutritional content in fish comes from the animals natural diet.
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    Oct 31, 2013 5:18 PM GMT
    shybuffguy saidI hate to burst everyone's bubble here, but the discussion about wild caught vs farm raised is kind of ridiculous.

    For traditional food fish such as Salmon, Trout, Bass and even Tilapia the wild caught fish in many cases come from the same source as farm raised.....Fish Hatcheries ! Where they are fed the same food as farm raised fish are fed.

    With the damming of water ways wild Salmon and many Trout populations could not sustain sizeable enough populations to allow for fishing. There are Salmon hatcheries on the west coast from California to Alaska.

    Commercial fishing for Atlantic Salmon is illegal because the populations will not support fishing. All Atlantic Salmon available in the U.S. is Farm raised.

    The Majority of wild caught Sockeye, Chum and Coho Salmon are caught mainly in Alaskan waters where the wild populations are supported by hatchery raised fish.

    The damming of waterways in the lower 48 states has resulted in the need for wild populations to be supported at levels that allow for commercial fishing, by hatchery raised salmon.

    The story is much the same for other commercially available fish. Time to switch from Salmon to Herring or Mackerel, but with concerns about their populations not being able to sustain commercial fishing even they are being considered as candidates for hatchery raising.


    I think cod is still available wild. I try to eat cod once a week.