Lesson 7 Risks and Benefits of Consuming Farmed Fish Salmon Paper

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to assess the student’s ability to evaluate the risks and benefits of consuming farmed fish–salmon in particular–and to apply the information to developing a healthful diet.


Complete lesson 7, read https://health.clevelandclinic.org/fish-faceoff-wild-salmon-vs-farmed-salmon/, do some online research about farmed vs. wild caught salmon, and then respond to the questions below by attaching a Word document. All sources used in this assignment must be reliable, so check your sources for accuracy and bias before completing the assignment. Reliable resources include those from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the USDA, and PubMed. Wikipedia , SparkPeople, and Livestrong are NOT reliable resources. You may use WebMD for basic information, but please DO NOT use this as one of your resources. The links for some reliable resources are as follows:




You MUST cite at least 1 outside web source. ALL sources should be cited in APA format. In-text citations, as well as a full APA works cited page should be included at the end of the paper. The paper is a minimum of 3 full pages NOT including works cited. The assignment should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1″ margins. NO PLAGIARISM!!

Question 1: 1 point

Question 2: 1 point

Question 3: 1 point

Question 4 : 1 point

Question 5: 1 point

Includes at least 1 reliable web resource: 1 point

Includes at least 1 research article with PDF attached (please see more details about this): 1 point

Correct in-text APA citations: 1 point

Correct APA works cited page: 1 point

Correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation: 0.5 point

Meets the 3-page minimum requirement, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, and 1″ margins: 0.5 point

Total: 10 points


Take a Stand: Is wild salmon a better choice than farmed salmon?

Use your own words and be sure to acknowledge the sources you use in answering the questions in this assignment.

Please answer the questions that follow:

  1. Summarize–in your own words–and discuss three risks associated with consuming farm raised salmon.
  2. Summarize–in your own words–and discuss two benefits associated with consuming farm raised salmon.
  3. Summarize–in your own words–and discuss two benefits associated with consuming wild caught salmon.
  4. Identify and discuss one specific reliable online resource available to consumers to help them make healthful choices when purchasing salmon and other fish. Include your links.
  5. Based on what you have read and considering your own opinion, would you choose farmed salmon or wild caught salmon if you were shopping for it today? Why?

APA Citation Guide:

Watch how to correctly cite in APA format. Here are some examples of proper in-text citations:

i. Jones (1998) found “students often had difficulty using APA style” (p. 199); what

implications does this have for teachers?

ii. Research by Wegener and Petty (1994) supports, “…” (Wegener & Petty, 1994).

For your “Works Cited” page in APA format, consider the following: The title should only be capitalized in the first word before and after the semi-colon. You should also have the title of the journal included in italics.

Here are some examples of proper “Works Cited” page full APA citations:

i. Single Author

Last name first, followed by author initials.

Berndt, T. J. (2002). Friendship quality and social development. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 11, 7-10.

ii. Two Authors

List by their last names and initials. Use the ampersand instead of “and.”

Wegener, D. T., & Petty, R. E. (1994). Mood management across affective states: The hedonic contingency hypothesis. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 66, 1034-1048.

iii. Three to Seven Authors

List by last names and initials; commas separate author names, while the last author name is preceded again by ampersand.

Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C. R., Berry, A., Harlow, T., & Bach, J. S. (1993). There’s more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1190-1204.

iv. More Than Seven Authors

List by last names and initials; commas separate author names. After the sixth author’s name, use an ellipses in place of the author names. Then provide the final author name. There should be no more than seven names.

Miller, F. H., Choi, M. J., Angeli, L. L., Harland, A. A., Stamos, J. A., Thomas, S. T., . . . Rubin, L. H. (2009). Web site usability for the blind and low-vision user. Technical Communication, 57, 323-335.

v. Organization as Author

American Psychological Association. (2003).

vi. Unknown Author

Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (10th ed.).(1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

Purdue Owl is a great website to reference and check your citations: