Frequently Asked Questions
"How does the environmental impact of farmed salmon compare to other protein sources?"
Based on greenhouse gas emissions, land use, and water use, B.C. salmon farming has 24% less environmental cost than poultry, roughly 76% less than pork, and approximately 486% less environmental cost than beef.
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A full assessment of the environmental footprint of BC salmon farms.Prepared for the BC Salmon Farmers Association by RIAS Inc.
Comparing the Environmental Footprint of B.C.’s Farm-Raised Salmon to Other Food Protein Sources