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04-25-2019 03:05 AM
Ria
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Also, make sure that any wild fish you do purchase is not an overfished species! Seafood Watch is a great app that lists most all commercially fished species and whether or not they’re overfished... cause there are definitely a few “popular” species that aren’t doing so well in the wild because of demand... and there’s my conservation message lol
Most of them are over fished from what I've read, it wont surprise me if one day we can never buy wild fish.

But eating farmed fish is like eating chicken, cows, pigs, sheep.
Although fish are still better because they don't get injected with hormones like cows and sheep, chickens and pigs.
04-24-2019 06:26 PM
Aj.t Also, make sure that any wild fish you do purchase is not an overfished species! Seafood Watch is a great app that lists most all commercially fished species and whether or not they’re overfished... cause there are definitely a few “popular” species that aren’t doing so well in the wild because of demand... and there’s my conservation message lol
04-24-2019 05:23 PM
Emc Farmed fish are generally incredibly overstocked; the risk of parasite transmission is of a much higher likelihood to occur in crowded conditions vs the wild. The risk isn't equal - these intensive farming methods are wildly known to have increased risk of parasites and just illness in general. With this increased risk, farmers use a combination of pesticides and antibiotics to control outbreaks. I would argue that the majority of salmon farms are overall... just, not so great.

Wild caught salmon isn't as easy to find as farmed, no - but it is most certainly not at all equal.

Again, I'm not going to say it's 'bad', but wild caught fish is (generally) far more healthier (nutritionally speaking + condition of the fish) than farmed. If you want to feed it, that's totally up to you.
04-24-2019 04:32 PM
Ria
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I don't eat pork alot either, it tends to make me nauseous, and I only give Igor a piece that's smaller than my pinkie if I give him. Most is white meat, fish and chicken. I think it'll he safe for holly to eat, no problem. Its easy to digest.
She has a small bit of pork before. I just rarely give it to her because of the fat and salt. She likes it though.
She's just never had fish yet.


Its extremely rare that you can ever get wild caught fish. But to be honest you got just as much chance of them having parasites farmed or wild, and antibiotics aren't actually used hugely in fish farming, (defiantly not as much as with chickens, cows, pigs, sheep/lambs)
One my lectures friends is a fish farmer and using antibiotics isn't as big as people think
Wild caught fish can actually have things like plastic and rubbish in their guts as our waters are so full of it, obviously this does depend on where its was caught, and stuff like that.

So to be honest I think its about as safe and nutritional to use farmed fish as it is to use wild caught fish.

But this is from knowledge I have learnt at college through the years of doing a catering course.
04-24-2019 04:15 PM
Emc You can feed farmed salmon if you want to, but nutritionally speaking wild caught is far superior. Farmed salmon is much higher in saturated fat, and is also much more likely to be contaminated with pesticides than wild caught.

I prefer wild caught, because 1) its superior, nutritionally speaking and 2) it's completely free of antibiotics, which are regularly used in fish farming.

Like I said; it's a matter of personal preference. Farmed salmon isn't necessarily 'bad', wild-caught is just overall better (for all fish species, really; not just salmon).
04-24-2019 04:07 PM
Brooke Lancelot I don't eat pork alot either, it tends to make me nauseous, and I only give Igor a piece that's smaller than my pinkie if I give him. Most is white meat, fish and chicken. I think it'll he safe for holly to eat, no problem. Its easy to digest.
04-24-2019 03:59 PM
Ria I think most hogs are meat eaters. Be carful with pork as it can be veryyyyy salt and its verrrryyyy fatty too. Most people avoid giving it, but a small bit here and there wont cause harm.
04-24-2019 03:38 PM
Brooke Lancelot I've never had duck, nor am I sure that they even sell it here.
Fruits and veggies ain't Igor's cup of tea, but when it comes to steak, pork, fish, chicken, and anything meaty, oh he'll gobble it up. My mom says he's a meat eater, and she's sure he'd even eat my flesh if it was offered 😂
04-24-2019 03:25 PM
Ria Aw thats so cute.
I get that reaction from Holly mainly with Duck.
But I get it with most meats, fruits and veg. And she took an interest in the smell of salmon.
She's never actually had fish because although knowing its safe I wasnt never 100% sure what ones were safe
04-24-2019 03:13 PM
Brooke Lancelot Lol Igor loves fish. I can hold the piece of fish above his head whiles he's sleeping and a few seconds later he'll wake up looking for the tasty treat.
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