Alaskan salmon farmers have been facing increased concerns about the effectiveness of fertilizer applied to their fish, particularly in the early stages of fertilization.
But a recent study found that the fertilizers may have the opposite effect on the fish than they would have had they not been applied.
The results of that study are a big reason why the agency’s Food and Drug Administration wants to make sure fertilizers applied before fertilization are not harmful.
Alaska fish fertilizers are made by a company called BioFertilizer.
Alaskans have a choice of two fertilizers: the “Fertile” fertilizer, which is made from fertilizers containing phosphorous, sodium, potassium and magnesium; or the “Mixed” fertilizer that uses two or more of the above ingredients.
Both fertilizers have a high phosphorus content, and the fertilizer used in the BioFetalizer fertilizer has a higher phosphorus content than either the “Cultured” fertilizer or the BioMix fertilizer, which the EPA is reviewing.
In addition, both fertilizers use the same water-soluble fertilizer, known as PFOA.
PFOAs have been linked to cancers and other illnesses in humans.
The EPA has recommended that fertilizers used before fertilizing are not applied until the fish has been exposed to the fertilized water.
The EPA has said it will review the new research to determine if it needs to act to prevent further exposure of salmon to fertilizers that contain PFOAS.
The FDA will also consider other research that shows fish have a natural resistance to fertilization and fertilizers can affect fish growth.
In addition, the agency is looking at the possibility that fish that are exposed to fertilized fertilizer before they become pregnant may have a higher risk of developing cancers and having lower growth rates.
For more information on the EPA’s fish fertilization research, click here.
Alaskan farmers say the FDA needs to take action.
Alpine fishermen have been using fertilizers for decades, and their concerns about chemicals in fertilizers has not gone away.
It’s been a long fight, said Joe Hagan, president of the North Face Mountain Club, a group of North Face fisherman that opposes the use of fertilizers in their fisheries.
We’re doing everything we can to protect the health of the fishery, he said.
We’re trying to protect what we’re selling, and that’s fish.