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Old 08-07-2017, 02:11 PM
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Gotta say I've had farmed and wild salmon a lot and prefer the farmed salmon flavor. Wild salmon does taste good when you catch it yourself and cook it there on a fire, but I think that's just the romanticism of the whole thing getting to my tastebuds. If as dirt grinder says farmed has a higher fat content, then no wonder I think it tastes better.

 
Old 08-07-2017, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Gotta say I've had farmed and wild salmon a lot and prefer the farmed salmon flavor. Wild salmon does taste good when you catch it yourself and cook it there on a fire, but I think that's just the romanticism of the whole thing getting to my tastebuds. If as dirt grinder says farmed has a higher fat content, then no wonder I think it tastes better.
Wild salmon has half the fat content of farmed salmon. That's one of the metrics used against farmed salmon.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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What is wrong with farmed fish?


Which is Healthier: Wild Salmon vs Farmed Salmon | Prevention

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2...farmed-salmon/

Farmed vs. Wild Salmon :: Washington State Department of Health


The truth about tilapia | Fox News


It goes on and on. I tasted farmed salmon once, so that I would have a legitimate opinion on the subject of taste vs. wild Alaska(where I lived for 40 years and commercial fished for 10 years) salmon. I found the texture a zero, like soft wax, the flavor was soapy, the color unrealistic. It was terrible, though it was prepared at a well respected upscale seafood restaurant in Anchorage.

Farming fish kills jobs, requires more resources to raise, is a great threat to wild stocks and habitat and is an inferior product compared to wild salmon. Lastly, it tastes like crap. Generally speaking any/all farmed fish I have tasted fits the above description. Many share my opinion.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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...Many share my opinion.
...many more just ignore it and treat it as the daily hype that it is.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 03:13 PM
 
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Which is Healthier: Wild Salmon vs Farmed Salmon | Prevention

https://health.clevelandclinic.org/2...farmed-salmon/

Farmed vs. Wild Salmon :: Washington State Department of Health


The truth about tilapia | Fox News


It goes on and on. I tasted farmed salmon once, so that I would have a legitimate opinion on the subject of taste vs. wild Alaska(where I lived for 40 years and commercial fished for 10 years) salmon. I found the texture a zero, like soft wax, the flavor was soapy, the color unrealistic. It was terrible, though it was prepared at a well respected upscale seafood restaurant in Anchorage.

Farming fish kills jobs, requires more resources to raise, is a great threat to wild stocks and habitat and is an inferior product compared to wild salmon. Lastly, it tastes like crap. Generally speaking any/all farmed fish I have tasted fits the above description. Many share my opinion.
I've always wondered, but have never asked. I'm major land locked, w. KS. Good info, thanks AK76!
 
Old 08-07-2017, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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Frozen scallops are one of those foods..

But what really got me was when I called the local fish supplier and got told their scallops were farmed and frozen..
It was scallop season.. Why?

Scallops is one of those where you never know what it is made of.

Ie,

https://www.thespruce.com/fake-scall...-types-1808811
 
Old 08-07-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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And then there are those of us who avoid the entire angst of eating fish. I don't eat that foul tasting crap no matter where it's caught or raised.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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...many more just ignore it and treat it as the daily hype that it is.
You are free to choose to eat kind of garbage as it pleases you.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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You are free to choose to eat kind of garbage as it pleases you.
Well, if you'd take the time to do a bit of research instead of parroting fearmongers, you might quit propagating disinformation.

New Zealand Alpine Salmon

And there's the Whiteleg Shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei), raised in clean and efficient US-based shrimp farms. These earn a "Best Choice" spot in the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Seafood Watch program.

There are numerous excellent choices for farmed seafood.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Orange County
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I will not buy food from China. It is bad enough we have to buy the other crap they put out. I won't even buy dog food that is made anywhere but the USA.
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