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Salmon farms, chicken battery farms in fjords

Salmon
Salmon

In order to make one kilo of fishmeal and oil, four kilos of fish are needed. In order to catch four kilos of fish, eight kilos of fish have to be killed (bycatch, etc.). This fishmeal is than used in salmon farms for instance in the form of long pellets. And two kilos of pellets are needed to produce one 1-kilo salmon. This used to be four kilos of fish feed, but that was when the salmon farms used 70% protein and 30% fat. In order to reduce the cost, the farms now use 70% fat and 30% protein. Approximately 500 million kilos of farmed fish are fattened in this way, for which 8 billion kilos of fish have lost their lives.