We stand behind our statement that that farming 800,000 salmon would produce the same volume of human faeces as 10,000 people in one day.

Citations & References

Human excrement data from:

Rose, C., Parker, A., Jefferson, B. and Cartmell, E., 2015. The characterization of feces and urine: a review of the literature to inform advanced treatment technology. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 45(17), pp.1827-1879.

Salmon excrement data from:

Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture, by Xinxin Wang, Lasse Mork Olsen, Kjell Inge Reitan, Yngvar Olsen, Aquaculture Environment Interactions, August 2012, Vol. 2, pp. 267-283.

Metabolic rate of pre-smolt growth-enhanced transgenic Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) J.T. Cook a,b,), M.A. McNiven b, A.M. Sutterlin, J.T. Cook et al. Aquaculture 188 (2000) pp. 33–45

Fish Feed Conversion Rates Data

Tassal | Huon Feed Manuals

Human weight data

ABS Profiles of Health, Australia, 2011-13