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What motivated you to participate SFE-Aqua project?

SAFE-Aqua (SustainAble Farming for Effective Aquaculture) is an international collaborative project that aims to solve disease-related issues in aquaculture using shrimp as a model. Our research involves cutting-edge next-generation sequencing technologies, bioinformatics analyses and multidisciplinary making this truly motivate me. I find this a great opportunity to broaden my skills as well as bring out the best in me. Since SAFE-Aqua is funded by Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE), this allows me to visit research laboratories aboard. That why I'm here at Institute of Pasteur right now. Working closely with interdisciplinary scientists bring a new perspective I am impressed. I hope this opportunity will lead to other collaborative projects.

What is your experience during your stay in Paris?

In the beginning, it is not easy to find a room with our affordable price to stay for short term. But after that everything is fine. I visited Paris a few times when I was studying Ph.D. in Germany, so it is not difficult to adapt and live here. I enjoy strolling around the city and exploring gorgeous architecture and fabulous pastry.



Wild salmon is caught in the wild, in its natural environment… oceans, rivers and lakes but half of the salmon sold worldwide comes from so-called fish farms, also known as aquacultures. The production of farmed salmon has increased dramatically in the past two decades. Farmed salmon has a completely different diet and environment than wild salmon. Whereas wild salmon eats other organisms found in its natural environment, farmed salmon is given a processed high-fat feed in order to produce larger fish. Wild salmon is still available, but global stocks have halved in just a few decades.

Nutritional differences between wild and farmed salmon can be pretty significant. Farmed salmon is much higher in fat. It contains slightly more Omega-3s, much more Omega-6 fatty acids and 3 times the amount of saturated fat. It also contains 46% more calories, mostly from fat. Farmed salmon also contains some Vitamin C, which is added to the feed. Conversely, wild salmon is higher in minerals, including potassium, zinc and iron. Although farmed salmon is much higher in Omega-6 fatty acids than wild salmon, but the amount is still too low to be a cause for concern.  However, farmed salmon has much higher concentrations of contaminants than wild salmon.

The only real concern with farmed salmon is organic pollutants like PCBs. If this is something you’re concerned about, then do some research on the origins of your salmon and choose one that wasn’t bred in polluted waters. Given the high amount of Omega-3s, quality protein and beneficial nutrients, I believe that the benefits of eating salmon (whether farmed or wild) far outweigh the negatives for most people. If wild salmon is easily accessible to you, then that’s a better option. But farmed salmon is still healthy… just slightly “less healthy” than wild salmon.

Source: https://authoritynutrition.com/wild-vs-farmed-salmon/