IFFO clarifies some issues regarding marine ingredients
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 03:00 (GMT + 9)
Last week, the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation (IFFO) responded to a series of media articles focusing on the marine ingredients and aquaculture industries.
The first article was ‘Can We Go On Farming Salmon?’, from The Huffington Post.
Author Sue Cross’ blog piece stated that “plans are afoot to develop the world’s largest salmon farm. To be sited in the seas off Orkney, or perhaps in Shetland, the farm is intended to hold six to eight hundred thousand tonnes of fih. The current limit is two thousand five hundred tonnes. Environmentalists claim the site would generate pollution equivalent in bulk to all of Glasgow’s sewage: six hundred thousand tonnes, more or less. They also predict increases in infectious diseases, sea lice infestations and polluting chemicals.
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