Frequently Asked Questions
"Aren’t the PCB levels in farmed salmon high?"
BC farmed salmon are low in PCBs, dioxins, mercury and other unwanted contaminants, and are far below government limits for human consumption. In fact, the level of PCBs in Atlantic salmon is less than other foods, such as eggs and salted butter.
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"Farmed fish and shellfish are both excellent natural sources of high quality protein and essential nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals."Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance
Nutrient Composition & Benefits
"Metal concentrations in farmed and wild salmon from British Columbia, Canada, were relatively low and below human health consumption guidelines."Kelly BC, Ikonomou MG, Higgs DA, Oakes J, Dubetz C.
Mercury and other trace elements in farmed and wild salmon from British Columbia, Canada