LOOKING BACK: The following article was written 18 years ago when I expressed concerns about the impact of protein and fat sourcing for aquaculture. It seems, perhaps, that little has changed.
That’s how I see it tonight.
This is how I saw it then:
Depending on who you talk to, it appears that somewhere between 4 pounds and 20 pounds of good raw fish protein and oil is used to produce food pellets which will produce only one pound of Atlantic salmon.Think of that! In a protein starved world we could be using as much as 20 lbs of perfectly edible fish flesh to produce one pound of salmon for consumption by the privileged few!Aquaculture industry scouring the earth for protein and fat.