The use of Antibiotics in the Norwegian fish farming industry has fallen from 50,000 kilograms to 500-600 kilograms in fifteen years (Grave et al., 2002). ). According the Norwegian Institute of Public Health statistics the Antibiotic use in fish farming was at its lowest in 1999 with 591 kg. Since that time the use has increased to a top in of 1,428 kg in 2006 and a reduction to 649 kg in 2007.
Over 60% of the fish eaten in the United States is farm-raised. What are some of the things that you should know about man-raised salmon?
1.have seven times the levels of PCB’s as wild salmon
2. have 30 times the number of sea lice
3.are fed chemicals to give them color
4. are fed pellets of chicken feces, corn meal, soy, genetically modified canola oil and other fish containing concentrations of toxins
5.are administered Antibiotics at higher levels than any other livestock
6. have less omega 3’s due to lack of wild diet
7.are crowed into small areas inhibiting movement, and causing disease