NYT / Science 'It takes more than a pound of fish to produce a pound of salmon' #SupplyChain #AlaskaSeafood
A Call to Protect Humble Fish, for Seabirds’ Sake
By CORNELIA DEAN
Published: December 22, 2011
When people talk about the environmental effects of salmon aquaculture, they usually focus on water pollution and the spread of disease to wild fish stocks. But there is another big problem: It takes more than a pound of fish to produce a pound of salmon.
Farmed salmon are usually fed pellets made from ground-up fish like herring. Salmon farms have a prodigious appetite for this food, which has increased fishing pressure on.... http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/science/scientists-urge-protection-of-forage-fish-for-seabirds-sake.html