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Salmon Survey Stokes Debate About Farmed Fish

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Science  09 Jan 2004:
Vol. 303, Issue 5655, pp. 154-155
DOI: 10.1126/science.303.5655.154a

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The largest survey yet of pollutants in salmon, reported on page 226, has found that farmed fish have higher levels of polychlorinated biphenyls and other organochlorine compounds than do wild-caught salmon. The source, as many researchers suspected, is the feed.