Tassie Salmon Facts

02 – Carbon

The UN states: “The United Nations sustainable development goals recognise that because seafood has a relatively low carbon footprint when compared to land-based agriculture, aquaculture has a positive role to play in supporting the achievement of the goals, which involves urgent action to combat climate change, and its impacts (https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/11/1077342).

Salmon farming emits less CO2 than meat production, leading the way when it comes to feed-to-food conversion. Of all the primary industries, the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI) has found the Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) of salmon is the lowest of all farmed animals. The FCR indicates how efficiently an animal converts feed into meat or “how many kilos of feed are needed to produce 1kg of meat”. While a kilogram of beef meat requires
between 6-10kg of feed, a kilogram of salmon meat necessitates 1.2-1.5kg.