Is it better to eat farmed or wild fish?
Wild fish are fish caught in their natural environments. Their diets may be higher-quality and more diverse than those of farmed fish; they are not fed antibiotics. Wild seafood tends to be more expensive than farmed, and has its own environmental issues, such as overfishing and bycatch.
Is eating farmed salmon safe?
Early studies reported high levels of PCBs and other contaminants in farmed salmon – higher than in some species of wild salmon, such as pink salmon. Follow-up studies haven’t confirmed this and the consensus among scientists and regulators is that farmed salmon and wild salmon are safe foods.
Do farm raised fish have toxins?
Ocean caught fish taste better and have a natural coloring, but beware of mercury content. Farm raised fish may have colorants, medications, and toxins and are fed on manufactured foods. Ocean caught fish is more expensive than farm-raised fish.