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Grinding Nemo: Unsustainable fish meal for Thai prawns, farmed salmon

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PostedJuly 3, 2012 by in International
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Watch this new 6 min video from the Swedish Society of Nature Conservation, exposing in graphic detail the unsustainable methods of producing fish meal for both the Thai tiger prawn industry and Norwegian farmed salmon industry. Thai farms, which supply the majority of the world’s commercially available prawns, are fed by meal made up of a wide variety of fish caught by illegal bottom-trawling throughout Asia. Meanwhile, the Norwegian open net pen farmed salmon industry derives much of its feed from unsustainable fishing off the coast of Peru.

 

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Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.

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  1.  

    Coastal Aquatic has become one of the eminent manufacturer and exporter of optimum quality products such as Fish Oil, Fish Meal, Fish Oil Pet, Fish Oil India, and Fish Oil Manufacturers & Exporters In India.




  2.  
    Laura Wilson

    Thank you for this. A friend of mine is a fisherman on the west coast of bc canada. He has taught me to buy only sustainable fish with the marked logo on the package. He has worked very hard to get this message accross. I will never buy farmed “fresh” or canned from thailand ever again. Prawns that big with a nice brown coating are just that, raised with human feces. Prawns on the west coast of BC canada are pink and full of wonderful salt. I am trying to get the message out as I live 500 miles from the west coast.




  3.  
    Laura Wilson

    Thank you for this. A friend of mine is a fisherman on the west coast of bc canada. He has taught me to buy only sustainable fish with the marked logo on the package. He has worked very hard to get this message accross. I will never buy farmed “fresh” or canned from thailand ever again. Prawns that big with a nice brown coating are just that, raised with human feces. Prawns on the west coast of BC canada are pink and full of wonderful salt. I am trying to get the message out as I live 500 miles from the west coast.




  4.  
    Laura Wilson

    Thank you for this. A friend of mine is a fisherman on the west coast of bc canada. He has taught me to buy only sustainable fish with the marked logo on the package. He has worked very hard to get this message accross. I will never buy farmed “fresh” or canned from thailand ever again. Prawns that big with a nice brown coating are just that, raised with human feces. Prawns on the west coast of BC canada are pink and full of wonderful salt. I am trying to get the message out as I live 500 miles from the west coast.




  5.  
    Laura Wilson

    Thank you for this. A friend of mine is a fisherman on the west coast of bc canada. He has taught me to buy only sustainable fish with the marked logo on the package. He has worked very hard to get this message accross. I will never buy farmed “fresh” or canned from thailand ever again. Prawns that big with a nice brown coating are just that, raised with human feces. Prawns on the west coast of BC canada are pink and full of wonderful salt. I am trying to get the message out as I live 500 miles from the west coast.




  6.  
    Laura Wilson

    Thank you for this. A friend of mine is a fisherman on the west coast of bc canada. He has taught me to buy only sustainable fish with the marked logo on the package. He has worked very hard to get this message accross. I will never buy farmed “fresh” or canned from thailand ever again. Prawns that big with a nice brown coating are just that, raised with human feces. Prawns on the west coast of BC canada are pink and full of wonderful salt. I am trying to get the message out as I live 500 miles from the west coast.




  7.  

    Coastal Aquatic has become one of the eminent manufacturer and exporter of optimum quality products such as Fish Oil, Fish Meal, Fish Oil Pet, Fish Oil India, and Fish Oil Manufacturers & Exporters In India.





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