Friday, June 17, 2011
Farmed salmon has reached a new low for me. It drove down the prices that fisherman get for the real fish, putting families in financial trouble. It pollutes the ocean near fish farms. It isn't as healthy -- they have to add food coloring to get the nice orange/red color that wild salmon get from eating crustaceans. When it was introduced it sold for ~3$/lb, a little less than half the cost of wild salmon. This week Albertsons has wild sockeye for 10$/lb, Vons has farmed atlantic for 8$/lb. Disgusting.