Q: What is the difference between farmed salmon and wild salmon?
First off, it is better to purchase wild salmon. This is because
farmed salmon is not so good for the environment. It is often raised
in open water nets. These nets are crowded with salmon, so diseases
are more easily passed from fish to fish and a lot of fish waste
and uneaten feed can pass through into the ocean. To prevent diseases
and epidemics, chemical and antibiotic treatments are used. Oftentimes,
the salmon are not native to the areas that they are being farmed
in, so if they escape it can be a problem. Wild salmon, on the other
hand, generally comes from Alaska and/or the pacific. Such wild
species are king, silverbrite, silver, pink, and sockeye. These
ones are much better for you and for the environment.
Other frequently asked questions:
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What are some of the different types of seafood?
I have heard that it is bad to eat some fish. Is this true?