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The Wild Salmon Debate

By David Dobbs, March/April 2008

A fresh look at farmed vs. wild.


READER'S COMMENT:
"This is such a thorough, informative, and valuable--not to mention very well-written--article. Thank you! It is just what I was looking for to get the facts on this matter. Thank you and bless you, David Dobbs. "
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Black Pearl is an amazing farmed salmon. From the UK and not given any anti-biotics, dyes, or other chemicals. It's fed a wild feed (made from things salmon would normally consume in the Northern Atlantic) and it's raised in open ocean pens, so none of that mucky water. Pretty easy on the wallet too.

Anonymous

06/12/2014 - 11:05pm

Great article. Salmon is perhaps my favorite food. I'd love to see an update to this article. Did this prediction hold true, "the several river populations of pink salmon that must run the Broughton gauntlet could be 99 percent extinct by 2011"? Have farms improved? Have toxins in farm-raised increased or decreased? Have wild Atlantic populations improved? Thanks!

Anonymous

07/24/2014 - 10:32am

Great article. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. However, I would like to hear some argument against eating wild caught and the impacts of wild fisheries. For example, if there is a lot of by-catch, and trawling that completely destroys ecosystems on the ocean floor. I too feel like I am running out of food that I feel good about consuming. I've completely stopped buying and eating all meat for this reason.

Anonymous

12/19/2014 - 12:47am

This is such a thorough, informative, and valuable--not to mention very well-written--article. Thank you! It is just what I was looking for to get the facts on this matter. Thank you and bless you, David Dobbs.

Anonymous

03/24/2015 - 10:39pm



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