From a study trip to Peterhead in northern Scotland: We learned that mackerel is one of the most sustainable and healthy fish to eat (packed with Omega-3). They are a pelagic fish (fish that swim in large shoals) at the bottom of the food chain that reproduce at a young age (vs. some species of e.g. tuna which take years to reach reproductive age), meaning stocks quickly replenish.
There is however a major issue to be observed: a lot of pelagic fish like sardines, herring, mackerel, and anchovies are used for feed, particularly in large scale, industrial salmon farming, where on average, it takes 5 kg (YES, 5 kg!!) of wild fish to make just one kg of farmed salmon.
We're not saying, don't ever eat salmon, what we're saying is that to keep our fish stocks healthy for future generations, we have to eat a broader variety of fish and seafood that respects seasonal breading patterns, and supports local small-boat fishing communities. @
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