Nutrition experts often recommend seafood for kids and pregnant mothers since it is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, omega 3 fatty acids, and proteins. Despite being a rich source of nutrients, studies show that some types of seafood contain mercury, a substance that can impair the development of fetus’ nervous system. Mercury has a similar effect for kids aged below six years.
In Alaska there is a hot debate going on between which is more important, salmon or gold. For almost two decades a legal battle has raged on in Bristol Bay over whether the largest copper and gold mine in the world should be built right on top of the largest salmon breeding habitat in the world. Industry vs nature at its purest form.