Dye hard


No, farmed salmon is not pink because it’s dyed that way with chemicals after slaughter, as Dr Martin Jaffa explains in his latest column for Fish Farmer, but it’s a favourite line that anti fish farming activists like to repeat.

In fact, as Dr Jaffa notes, dyeing fish is a common practice when it comes to smoked products like haddock, but strangely this appears to attract no criticism — unlike the use of astaxanthin, which is part of a salmon’s natural diet. Read his article, starting on page 24, in our latest issue, available to read online or download here.


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