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Product CO2e / kg Studies

Pacific cupped oyster (farmed)

0.6
CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Pacific cupped oyster (farmed)
You can consume
4.5
kg of Pacific cupped oyster (farmed) to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Pacific cupped oyster | Oyster | Sea food | Food

Studies

Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
Seafood carbon emissions tool Pacific cupped oyster (Crassostrea gigas), Farmed, System: Bottom culture, Notes: To date only one oyster LCA study has been published. Oyster production does not require the use of feed inputs, so emission are primarily the result of energy use during seed production and vessels and vehicles during grow-out. Overall energy inputs are relatively low compared to other systems, although higher than that of other bivalves such as mussels. As with other bivalves, emissions rates are higher when assessed per unit of protein due to the low edible portion of protein yield; oysters in particular produce a very small quantity of protein, so assessment on the basis of protein increases their relative impact dramatically.
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