RE: NANFA-- Atlantic Salmon

Crail, Todd (
Tue, 9 Jul 2002 13:08:23 -0400

Yes, safe in that regard. But let's not forget to mention the anoxic zones under and around the pens. You won't be finding any giant anemones there (or anything much besides bacteria). An aquaintance of mine dove around one once. He said the sludge was "best he could tell" 6 feet deep and the sulfur made him sick even though he had pure O2 going into his mouth. Yum.

So.... Lemon pepper baked Lepomis macrochirus (that came thru the ice) fer dinner anyone? :)
-----Original Message-----
From: Jay DeLong
Sent: Tue 7/9/2002 12:23 PM
Subject: RE: NANFA-- Atlantic Salmon

> Just out of interest, many people over here, including myself now totally
> avoid eating farmed Salmo salar, as medical guidelines indicate
> that due to
> pesticide levels present more than one portion per week (whatever
> a 'portion
> is) could be potentially damaging.
> It is recommended that children should not eat farmed salmon at all, the
> levels are so high!

It would be very useful if you could cite that study. Could you be thinking
of lake trout/char in the Great Lakes? Don't eat those for sure. Atlantic
and Pacific salmon aquaculture occurs in saltwater in floating net pens. I
can't see where pesticides would be a problem. I'd think levels of
antibiotics in the flesh would be more of a health issue. Pesticide residue
would be a problem in freshwater, but even there it's manageable by rearing
the fish in cages or pens that are held off the bottom, and feeding them a
safe processed food.

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