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Farmed salmon is only 3% of global aquaculture production — so why is it all we ever hear about?

Re-post from Salmon Farm Science

Sometimes we need to step back and look at the big picture, put things in context and re-evaluate what we think we know.

When we look at the global picture of aquaculture production, it’s quite interesting. If it wasn’t for aquaculture, we would have wiped out wild fisheries decades ago. But as it stands today, (or at least as of 2012, the most recent year for which complete data is available), aquaculture produces nearly 67 million metric tonnes of seafood.

That is enough to feed every single person on this planet two meals of seafood every week for one year.

Aquaculture CAN feed the world.

But in North America, “aquaculture” sometimes gets used as a dirty word, and people have been primed to think bad thoughts when they hear “fish farming.”…

Read the full blog at: http://salmonfarmscience.com/2014/04/22/farmed-salmon-is-only-3-of-global-aquaculture-production-so-why-is-it-all-we-ever-hear-about/

Why Greenpeace can’t – and won’t – ever be taken seriously

Why Greenpeace can’t – and won’t – ever be taken seriously
Alaska Salmon Ranching on Sunday, March 30, 2014

A few days ago Greenpeace’s Oceans Campaigner wrote a rant about why it “can’t, and won’t, endorse farmed salmon”.

However, all William MacKenzie accomplished was to expose how out of touch Greenpeace is about seafood and aquaculture.

Here are the highlights:…

Read the full blog here:  http://www.alaskasalmonranching.com/why-greenpeace-cant-and-wont-ever-be-taken-seriously/