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do you eat farm raised salmon?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 11, 2013 at 5:31 PM

i bought some "responsibly farmed" salmon from the store and was wondering if there's any difference in the levels of pcb and other toxins. do you eat it?

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on March 08, 2013
at 07:56 AM

Canned wild salmon is relatively inexpensive!

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on March 08, 2013
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I eat it on occasion (just because wild is so expensive), though I don't recommend it at all. Even if it is organic or sustainably farmed, it could still be fed grains and all sorts of stuff which mess up the o3/06 balance. You are better off to go for canned wild salmon.

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on January 13, 2013
at 11:25 PM

Also here is the info graphic I was looking for to go with this post: http://dailyinfographic.com/salmon-wild-vs-farm-infographic/salmon

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on January 12, 2013
at 01:01 PM

Here is a related discussion: http://paleohacks.com/questions/172026/whole-foods-salmon-same-n6n3-ratio-as-wild/

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on January 12, 2013
at 05:43 AM

Unfortunately, that radius may even be too small.

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on January 11, 2013
at 06:52 PM

This is 100% correct, all salmon at sushi restaurants (in the US) are farmed.

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on January 11, 2013
at 05:34 PM

I as well am curious (suspicious) about "responsibly farmed" fish...

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on January 11, 2013
at 06:06 PM

As I understand it, most salmon served in sushi restaurants is farmed, and sushi/sashimi is the only way I eat salmon, so yes, in all liklihood I do eat farmed salmon.

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on January 11, 2013
at 06:52 PM

This is 100% correct, all salmon at sushi restaurants (in the US) are farmed.

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on January 11, 2013
at 06:39 PM

I do not. Here's some good information about farmed salmon (and any other seafood you might be interested in ): http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?gid=49

I eat farmed bivalves (clams, mussels, oysters) because they're pretty sustainable, but farmed salmon is pretty sketchy in my opinion.

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on January 12, 2013
at 04:36 AM

If I didn't eat farmed salmon, I wouldn't be able to eat it at all. My family waits for it to go on sale at costco. It has to be a real good sale before I can afford it. We jump for joy when we find any meat besides chicken that's below 3 bucks per lb.

What's worse? Farmed salmon or no salmon? Commercial beef or no beef at all?

I'm just happy to find salmon with out added pink dye.

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on March 08, 2013
at 07:56 AM

Canned wild salmon is relatively inexpensive!

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on January 11, 2013
at 08:01 PM

Nutrient wise they are equivalent to factory farmed animals; in some cases they're fed terrible food and in almost all cases they're sick. Some salmon farms are fed their natural diet, which is other fish. Ethically, farmed fish isn't a sound choice for two main reasons. One, farmed salmon is fed something like 10-20x their mass in fish-meal while caged - meaning farmed salmon is a huge waste for our fish populations. And two, infected fish tend to escape now and then infecting wild fish and wild salmon; this is endangering the wild salmon race from super-bugs and making true wild salmon hard to identify. Why catch 20x the fish for salmon when they could catch them their selves and at the same time be healthier and free of super-bugs.

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on January 11, 2013
at 06:25 PM

The only way I would eat it is if it were on sushi, which I can rationalize since it's a special occasion outing I may have once every two months or so. But I have a better question to respond to your question with... Do you really want to give your dirty little dollars to a fish farm? Is it really worth it to promote feeding more wholesome wild fish to sick, farm raised salmon that will sell for more? If you're going to be in a situation where you can control what you're choosing to cook for yourself, why would you want anything other than wild caught, even if it is a less commercially recognized fish?

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on January 11, 2013
at 05:43 PM

I do not eat farmed fish of any kind. It's generally fed corn and soy and I don't eat corn and soy.

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on January 13, 2013
at 11:25 PM

Also here is the info graphic I was looking for to go with this post: http://dailyinfographic.com/salmon-wild-vs-farm-infographic/salmon

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on March 08, 2013
at 03:47 AM

What in the world does "responsibly farmed" mean??? Exactly, there is NO REGULATION for that title, so literally, it's just a marketing ploy and it clearly got you!

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on January 11, 2013
at 10:26 PM

I don't bring it into my house as groceries, but I'll eat it at a restaurant. There is absolutely no such thing as a restaurant within a one-hour radius of my house that serves anything similar to "responsibly raised" meat. For wild salmon, I think that radius can be stretched to 400 miles.

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on January 12, 2013
at 05:43 AM

Unfortunately, that radius may even be too small.

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on January 11, 2013
at 07:39 PM

i do not eat any farmed fish.

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on January 11, 2013
at 05:45 PM

I eat it because I honestly do not give a damn. Same with CAFO beef and chicken.

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