Posted by Larry Hoover on March 28, 2005, at 10:35:52
In reply to Re: A new twist--eating salmon often..., posted by banga on March 27, 2005, at 9:08:30
> I agree, this is a generalization....but when buying my salmon, I doubt they are able to tell me what farm it is from and what was fed...on the other hand, fish from the wild can have heavy metals. The trick for me is to get fish from the cleaner waters.....
Where I buy fish, it always says where it's from. "Product of USA", "Product of Argentina", etc. If it's from the Americas, it was fed fish meal.
A close friend of mine is an aquaculture specialist. She developed an all-female trout farm, as females have nicer flesh. She is a superb resource for all the aquaculture info I needed, and I supplied her with toxicological info to help her choose feed sources. Anyway, I'm pretty sure we had the "inside scoop" on what was really going on in the industry.
Grain-supplemented feeds are inferior to fish meal ones, and that's all there is to it. There's actually a glut of aquaculture capacity in the Americas, and anybody not using fish meal just can't get a good price for their product.