Salmon Farming in Tasmania

Salmon Farming in Tasmania

Most people think eating Australian salmon is a healthy choice. But there's a catch - Tasmanian salmon isn't wild, it's farmed. Industrial salmon farms in Tasmania dump 10.6 million kg of poo a year into our oceans, creating marine ‘dead zones’ under salmon pens. Large boats and farm infrastructure are spreading into endangered species habitat - like endangerd whale calving habitat on Tasmania's east coast. And because it takes almost 2kg of wild fish to make 1kg of farmed salmon, salmon farming is emptying our oceans of fish. 

Click on the brand ratings table below for more information on antibiotics, genetic alteration and why salmon farmers have to use an additive to colour their salmon's flesh its trademark orange colour.

 

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