How is the animal and environmental protection in breeding and wild salmon?
Of farmed salmon was long to hear anything good. 2008, salmon stocks collapsed in Chile.
In Chile, the breeding conditions have improved. Today refer to Norwegian standards. In the Chilean suppliers from Aldi (North) and REWE, the testers found no maladministration, the magazine reported test. The majority of the salmon in the test came from Norwegian farms, about fillets from Bofrost, Edeka and penny.
Often, the farms include the leader marine harvest, produced around the world nearly a quarter of the farmed salmon. The Norwegian company is working at a high level: employees are paid well, animal welfare is well developed. Per cubic metre of water must not exceed 20 kilograms of fish living in marine harvest farms – five kilos less than the Norwegian law allows. With regard to the commitment to CSR, performs well but only the company Deutsche see, most providers of farmed salmon are satisfactory.
The conditions of production were assessed by 5 wild salmon fillets. The CSR judgments be worse than farmed salmon – and that although all wild salmon fillets have the logo of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). Consumers appreciate the blue logo. In the shop, it signals: the salmon comes from holdings which are not under threat. But can the fish really “completely up on the boat be traced”, as MSC itself promises?
At Lidl, it worked properly. The discounter presented very late MSC certificates of the suppliers. This allowed no clear traceability of salmon. As three more service providers, Lidl allowed visiting the fishing and slaughterhouse. The testers could not check as to what extent these companies implement important MSC criteria:-friendly fishing methods, protection of fish stocks, limiting by-catches – say other sea animals which are tangled up in the net. The CSR commitment of Lidl is deficient. Next to Lidl Stiftung Warentest exhibited inadequate commitment to three other companies: freshness paradise and Paul as well as Karstadt Feinkost Perfetto.
Also, the insights were disappointing, granted to the supplier of organic salmon: Alnatura with biopolar, the Irish producer admitted no extensive testing. Escal and Followfish, the Norwegian farm was shut down. Whether actually bio criteria are met, did not determine such on-site.
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