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Farmed salmon is not as good as it used to be

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Because of the huge demand for farmed salmon, more of it is being produced. Which means there's now a shortage of anchovies to feed them. This means the omega 3 levels are reduced. But it's ok some bright spark is GM oil seed rape to be high in omega three so it can be fed to the salmon to make them better to eat.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37321656

"You could grow this crop on a thousand acres, or 10,000 acres or a million acres. So, basically, the production of omega-3 fish oils is no longer limited by the amount of fish you can catch from the ocean," he said.

"It is going to be helped by what we can produce by agriculture. We think this is a great potential solution to help fish farming become more sustainable and continue to grow as an industry."


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Or you could just cut out the fish and get people to eat the omega 3 plants.

Omega 3 is found in various things:
 

Smaller amounts can also be found in:

  • Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale
  • Soya beans and tofu
  • Nuts including walnuts, pecans, peanuts and almonds
  • Omega-3-enriched foods such as certain types of eggs
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Ground flaxseeds or linseeds and their oil

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12 minutes ago, StainlessSteelCat said:

I'm veggie - and while I agree on principle, I suspect many people would prefer to get their omega 3 from eating salmon rather than GM rapeseed oil directly. 

Not farmed salmon. Nasty stuff. Flabby and a very odd texture 

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You can recognise a wild salmon by its beautiful big fan tail. Farmed salmon have a stumpy irregular tail due to the biting of other fish in tight confinement.

Also omega 3 from vegetables is not the same as omega 3 from fish.

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Just now, whitevanman said:

You can recognise a wild salmon by its beautiful big fan tail. Farmed salmon have a stumpy irregular tail due to the biting of other fish in tight confinement.

Also omega 3 from vegetables is not the same as omega 3 from fish.

Friend is off salmon fishing for a week but they can't bring anything home, it all has to go back in. 

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1 hour ago, One-percent said:

Not farmed salmon. Nasty stuff. Flabby and a very odd texture 

Wonder which Salmon group you fall in?
Tweedy type, casting your fly from the banks of Egton Bridge.
Or gaff hooker from Whitehall shipyard ...

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1 hour ago, spyguy said:

Wonder which Salmon group you fall in?
Tweedy type, casting your fly from the banks of Egton Bridge.
Or gaff hooker from Whitehall shipyard ...

Tickling at ruswarp type ;)

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6 hours ago, SarahBell said:

Friend is off salmon fishing for a week but they can't bring anything home, it all has to go back in. 

 

That's like going to Amsterdam but only having a hand shandy in front of the windows.

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1 hour ago, Parkwell said:

Why can't we eat the anchovies instead? They really are very tasty.

 

I like em too (to the disgust of the rest of the house) but are high risk for gout!

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1 hour ago, happy_renting said:

This whole story is a wind-up.

Salmon aren't farmed. I have never, ever, seen a field of salmon.

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It's real!

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According to most of the media reviews the best supermarket smoked salmon is:

 

H. Forman & Son Smoked Scottish Salmon (Waitrose), £5.99 for a 125g pack, £4.80 for 100g 

MADE with Scottish farmed salmon and salt. Smoked salmon just how I remember it. Long, elegant slices, cut so thinly they are translucent. This is moist but not too fatty and very mildly salty with a hint of smoke. Soft and utterly delicious. A beautiful thing. 5/5


 

My own view is that you don't want something that has been soaked in sugary fluid, so dry cured is good.

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