Ok, Ok... I know there have been a bunch of these posts already but I have researched them and haven't seen this come up yet.
How many of you know what this is?
Let me explain....
Fish emulsion is nothing more than ground up fish parts of fish that we normally don't eat, the most common being used is the menhaden, also known as
mossbunker, bunker and pogy. These fish parts CAN come from all over the world and the people who make fish emulsion usually don't examine the source
of the fish, but guess where menhaden come from and where 90% of the fish used in emulsions come from?
You're gonna love this.... there are two kinds of menhaden.... Gulf and Atlantic!
Gulf menhaden range from the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico to Tampa Bay, Florida, finescale menhaden from the Yucatán to Louisiana, yellowfin
menhaden from Louisiana to Virginia. The Atlantic menhaden ranges from Jupiter Inlet, Florida, to Nova Scotia. The various species of menhaden occur
anywhere from estuarine waters outwards to the continental shelf.
It goes on to say (bold added for emphasis):
Presently, menhaden are an important input for fishmeal and fish oil, with both of these "reduction" products being used as feed for livestock
and aquaculture, such as salmon, and in the case of fish oil for human consumption as a dietary supplement. Atlantic menhaden are an important link
between plankton and upper level predators. Because of their filter feeding abilities, “menhaden consume and redistribute a significant amount of
energy within and between Chesapeake Bay and other estuaries, and the coastal ocean.” Because they play this role, and their abundance,
menhaden are an invaluable prey species for many predatory fish, such as striped bass, bluefish, mackerel, flounder, tuna, Drum_(fish), and sharks.
They are also a very important food source for many birds, including egrets, ospreys, seagulls, northern gannets, pelicans, and herons.
According to James Kirkley of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), there are two established commercial fisheries for
menhaden. The first is known as a reduction fishery. According to the Omega Protein Corporation, this fishery's output produces omega-3
oils for human consumption, and for aquaculture, swine, and other livestock feeds. The second is known as a bait fishery, which harvests
menhaden for the use of both commercial and recreational fishermen. Commercial fishermen, especially crabbers in the Chesapeake Bay area, use
menhaden to bait their traps or hooks. The recreational fisherman use ground menhaden chum as a fish attractant, and whole fish as bait. The total
harvest is approximately 500 million animals per year.
What's incredibly scary is that we all know what fish oil is used for.... so I'm thinking of contacting the company listed to see what measures they
have taken to ensure that their fish oil is not contaminated, since they provide it to most other nutritional companies that produce fish oil
supplements. I'm guessing that they are not testing their oil extractions or emulsions for any derivatives of Corexit.
Even more importantly, what is fish emulsion used for?
Fish emulsion is used as a natural fertilizer for pretty much ALL crops. Yes, read that again... fish emulsion is used as a FERTILIZER by pretty much
any farmer that knows a thing or two about farming.
Now, let's think about this for a minute....
The main fish that is used in fish emulsion fertilizers comes from the Gulf of Mexico and along the eastern Atlantic. Then we have fertilizer run-off
into the water supply, which happens everywhere because after you water your crops, it sinks back into the groundwater supply, right? And, if this
emulsion is being sprayed on crops, wouldn't this also transfer to insects, birds, cows and other kinds of animals, basically moving right up the
food chain? This could very well explain why -
1) the events are all over the world, but mostly in the US. (we consume our own and sell here and there)
2) why it's hitting everything from crabs to cows
3) why the largest numbers of deaths are north of the Gulf of Mexico and around there and the eastern seaboard
4) why this continues to spread at a steady pace
My fear is that this is going to silently end up in fish oil supplements and that most of our food supply with have small enough amounts of Corexit to
end up poisoning people all over the world. Could this have been the motive all along? Can the Corexit components even be tested for in these things
once they are eaten or digested/processed by the animals?
Thoughts? Opinions? Contradicting evidence?
Please, I hope I'm wrong... for the sake of everyone.