Stinky Pinkies

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Guillaume, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Smalma

    Smalma Active Member

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    Bob -
    Here is one site_

    www.envirohealthaction.org/upload_files/ Salmon%20contaminant%20fact%20sheet.pdf

    While we hear a lot about farmed salmon being heavily contaminanted the reality is that wild versus farmed is less of an issue than where the fish feed on the food chain. Farmed salmon have realitvely high levels of say PCB because they are fed a diet based on fish meal. Wild salmon that eat a diet high in fish - chinook have equally high levels of contiminations. Even Alaskan chinook have high levels. This is due in part to them being older (more years to accumulate the contiminate) and fatter - PCB are stored in the fish's fat. Bottom line the larger/fatter fish is the worst.

    Most of the differences in the studies that show differences between farmed and wild salmon is due to the comparison being wild farmed Altantics compared to wild chum and pinks. A more relvant comparison would have been wild chinook and/or coho compared to the farmed product. Or even farmed chinook compared to wild chinook. Of course the farmed industry would not have looked as bad as the wild commerical produced industry - the funding source of some of the studies.

    Tight lines
    Curt
     
  2. Guillaume

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