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Interactions of Atlantic salmon in the Pacific northwest: V. Human health and safety
By William T. Fairgrieve, Michael B. Rust
Fisheries Research, Volume 62, Issue 3, June 2003, Pages 329-338, ISSN 0165-7836, DOI: 10.1016/S0165-7836(03)00067-5.
The paper discusses potential issues for human health and safety from net-pen salmon farming in the Pacific northwest region. A brief introduction to global and national responsibilities for food safety is followed with a review of the chemicals and chemical contaminants in materials used in farm production operations. Possible sources include metallic paints, feed ingredients, and chemotherapeutants. Concerns for the transmission of diseases follow, and the common pathogenic diseases are reviewed. After a section on the processing and quality of farm products, specifically the proximate composition of farm fish and differences between farm and wild salmon species, the concerns for worker safety on the farm are considered. The paper ends with some conclusions on the varying degrees of risk carried by these issues.
Keywords: Atlantic salmon; Food safety; Chemical contaminants; Pathogenic diseases; Post-harvest handling; Workers safety