When shopping for either fresh or frozen fish, do you consider how they were raised? Well, here's an eye opener. Farmed fish have the potential to cause cancer and have lesser nutritional benefits than those caught in the wild. Here are many reasons why you should start reading labels before baking or barbequing your next filleted fish:
- Farmed crustaceans, fish, mollusks and aquatic plants are given antibiotics , exposed to more concentrated pesticides and at times given unhealthy salmon-colored dyes.
- Aquafarming, also known as Aquaculture, is a method whereby freshwater and saltwater populations of aquatic organisms (a.k.a. fish, etc.) are raised under controlled conditions, contrasted with commercial fishing, whereby wild fish are harvested.
- Aquafarming is not eco-friendly and has a negative impact on wild salmon. Research shows that sea lice from farms kill about 95 % of young wild salmon who migrate past them.