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Governor: Wild Alaskan Salmon a Healthy Choice;
Calls Study on Farmed Salmon "Enlightening"

January 10, 2004
Saturday - 1:00 am

Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski on Friday called the recent study outlining the risks associated with farmed salmon enlightening and said it was an important finding. The study led by Indiana University chemistry professors found that salmon farmed in pens in countries like Norway and Chile revealed higher levels of cancer causing toxins and contaminants compared with wild Alaskan salmon.

"It is important to note that this study is not telling people not to eat fish," Murkowski said. "It is telling them to eat more wild Alaskan salmon. It proves what many Alaskans already know, wild Alaskan salmon is good for you, and can play a responsible role in a healthy diet. Alaska is working hard on new ways and products to sell our fish. And we have a message for anyone that likes salmon, we've got plenty of it and it is safe to eat," said Murkowski.



Farmed salmon more toxic than wild salmon, study finds

For more information on wild Alaskan salmon:

Alaska Fish Get Clean Bill of Health

For more information on the farmed salmon study:

Farmed Salmon More Toxic Than Wild

Eating farm raised salmon could be risky

Farmed Salmon More Toxic Than Wild Salmon, Study Finds

Study cautions consumers about farmed salmon



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Office of the Governor
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