Posted by Eric Frasco on February 26, 2003 at 11:23:54:
In Reply to: fish farms posted by tommy on February 26, 2003 at 07:46:15:
"Farm" raised fish are a whole world of problems by themselves. The pens concentrate fish feces and polution into a small area. The fish are fed anti-biotics to keep diseases (which move quickly through concentrated fish populations in pens) in check. In fact, since their diet is not the same as wild salmon, they have to be fed a red dye to get the same meat color as native salmon.
The fish are "harvested" by a mechanized process that takes the guts and bones that were removed from the fillets, and reprocess this stuff onto feed for the fish that remain alive. And this is happening all along the Pacific Ocean Coastline, from South America to Alaska.
And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Keep the above facts in mind when you see "Atlantic" Salmon in your grocery store for $3.99/lb.
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