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For those who are convinced that wild salmon is healthier than farmed salmon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta says, think again.
 
"What was surprising to me and I think to a lot of people was that if you compare farm salmon versus wild salmon, there actually wasn't that big a difference between the Omega-3 levels," Gupta tells 60 Minutes Overtime. "The farmed salmon industry has changed what they're feeding their salmon over the years and it's improved."
 
To those who will refuse farm-raised and only eat wild-caught salmon, Gupta says: "If you're doing it because you think it's better for your health, you'd have a hard time making that case.
 
"If you're doing it for the wild salmon themselves as opposed to your human health, that's a stronger argument," says Gupta.
 
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Inside the Industry

The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association released their board of directors election results last week.

The BBRSDA’s member-elected volunteer board provides financial and policy guidance for the association and oversees its management. Through their service, BBRSDA board members help determine the future of one of the world’s most dynamic commercial fisheries.

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Former Massachusetts state fishery scientist Steven Correia received the New England Fishery Management Council’s Janice Plante Award of Excellence for 2016 at its meeting last week.

Correia was employed by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries for over 30 years.

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