Serve (Or At Least Ship) My Fish Frozen

December 23, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Salmon in a market, Seattle, USA

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An interesting perspective from Astrid Scholz, Ulf Sonesson and Peter Tydmers in The New York Times notes that if you’re serious about reducing the environmental impact of fish consumption, you should buy flash-frozen rather than fresh salmon (unless, of course, your fish come from the local river). The reason: “Most salmon consumers live far from where the fish was caught or farmed, and the majority of salmon fillets they buy are fresh and shipped by air, which is the world’s most carbon-intensive form of travel.”

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