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Broodstocks: a threat to wildlife and their habitats
A great variety of fish and other seafood comes from fish farms (about 40% of total world production). This sounds encouraging, considering the extent of overfishing globally. But in many cases, fish farms have destructive impact on the ocean ecosystems. Many unique ocean and coastal habitats have been destroyed in order to establish fish farms.
Fish breeding facilities require great quantities of food fish; 3 - 6 kg of wild-caught food fish is necessary for the production of 1 kg of salmon fillet. Antibiotics and other medications are used to promote growth and to prevent infectious diseases. In addition, non-native breeding fish regularly escape from aquaculture facilities and displace native fish species either by eating or out-competing them. During the last 20 years, wild salmon stocks have decreased by approximately 45%.
Development of alternative protein sources for fish farms
Monitoring and supervision of fish farms
Support of environmentally responsible fish farms
If you prefer purchasing wild instead of farmed salmon, please pay attention to the MSC label. MSC is engaged in maintaining intact marine habitats and supports responsible fishing methods.

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