The High Cost of Salmon Farming

The High Cost of Salmon Farming

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • Farm-raised fish production has skyrocketed 527% in the last three decades
  • An estimated 50% of fish eaten worldwide comes from fish farms
  • More than one-third of “wild-caught” salmon from the Faroe Islands (tucked between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic Ocean) are actually farmed fish that escaped
  • Mowi USA, the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon products, was sued for misleading consumers with false marketing claims
  • Your “all natural” Atlantic salmon came from a factory fish farm

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