miércoles, 21 de febrero de 2018


Salmon with a tumour. Source: A look inside salmon farms.

By Gundhramn Hammer
February 21, 2018

Right now, humans (Therapsida: Mammalia: Primates: Hominidae: Homo sapiens) are putting tremendous pressure on fish populations worldwide. The oceans are being emptied out by these ecologically-insane primates.

Being people so much in love with money, always on the look out to make a few or tonnes of bucks, they have turned fishing into big business. Both ways, legally and illegally.

Legally, this industry has an annual value surpassing US$217.5 billion, according to OECD (2013). 

On the illegal side, it is estimated that current illegal and unreported fishing losses worldwide are between US$10 and $23.5 billion annually, representing between 11 and 26 million tonnes, according to Agnew et al. (2009).

As part of man´s anti-biospherical wheelings and dealings, fish farming also stands out as a mammoth business.  

And like everything else, fish farming may also have its feet sunk in the dirt of money laundering, fraud, tax evation, amongst other crimes.

Using them as a bridge between the legal and the illegal, fish farms are sprouting like mushrooms everywhere, from Chile to Norway, and from Vietnam to Alaska. 

And with an ever increasing demand for fish meat around the world, some entrepreneurs will tell you that salmon farms are amongst the best investments anyone can make. 

What they will never tell you is that salmon farms are not only dirty, but also have a negative environmental impact wherever they are set up. They are a source of sickness, parasites and waste. And at times sprinkled with crime (see OECD, 2013) as well.

As far as salmon farms being filthy, here is the proof (Video 1):

Video 1. A look inside salmon farms in BC, Canada. Uploaded by Alexandra Morton.

How about your health? 

Farmed salmon is considered to be the most toxic fish to eat.

In a nutshell and generally speaking, salmon farms are filthy economic monsters created by some money and crap-loving Homo sapiens

And they do it for you! For anyone who is into fish eating.

So next time you go to the store, why not think of the ecological, social and economic implications of your food choice?

After all, aren´t you supposed to be sapiens?

See you later, alligators!


Agnew D.J., Pearce J., Ganapathiraju P., Peatman T., Watson R., Beddington J.R. & Pitcher T. J. (2009). Estimating the worldwide extent of illegal fishing. PLoS ONE 4 (2): E4570. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004570

OECD (2013). Evading the net: Tax crime in the fisheries sector. Paris, Francia. 50 p.

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