Dye hard

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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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