Stroll by any Whole Foods seafood counter and you will see color-coded fish: Green for fully sustainable, yellow for partially sustainable, and red for fish threatened by overfishing or grown on polluting fish farms. Buy a "green" fish and you eat guilt free, confident that you are doing your part to save the ocean and its inhabitants.
I know of some oceangraphy students in south FL. They've done carbon studies on the ocean floor off the coast. The findings we're startling but to be expected. Ocean acidification is a really big problem. Certain sealife are dwindling at alarming rates,namely coral reef...
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
posted 7 years ago
One of the prime benefits of salmon is its high omega 3 content. Due to the difference in diet, the farm raised salmon do not even approach those levels of omega 3.
Not having the year long ocean swim, followed by the struggle up a swift river, the farm raised salmon do not develop the oils and muscle tone of the wild caught variety. By comparison, the farm raised fish lack the meat texture and flavor of the real McCoy.
Farmer31 wrote: Stroll by any Whole Foods seafood counter and you will see color-coded fish: Green for fully sustainable, yellow for partially sustainable, and red for fish threatened by overfishing or grown on polluting fish farms. Buy a "green" fish and you eat guilt free, confident that you are doing your part to save the ocean and its inhabitants.
ok article (some questionable figures/sensationalism), but I agree with many of its points. Most seafood isn't sustainable and most of the major fish stocks are expected to be depleted within years or decades.
Most fish stocks down by 90%+. Many economists and planners assume a future world can afford to feed 9-12+ billion people in the coming decades. I think this is assuming we have functional, well-stocked ocean pantries. Good luck.
There are huge differences in quality when dealing with farm raised fish. Those raised in aquaponics systems can be quite clean and environmentally benign.
Shrimp from Asia is produced in a horrible manner. They fill saltwater ponds which leach into the ground water and pollute it.
Bassa from Vietnam is raised in giant craters along the Ho Chi Minh Trail which were created when B-52s bombed the area. Agent orange has left this area as one of the world's worst places for birth defects. Fish produced in these ponds is shipped around the world.
Location: New Orleans presently
posted 7 years ago
The end of this speech has a pretty good description of a more sustainable system connected with a shrimp farm.