Product CO2e / kg Studies


CO2e / kg
= 100 g of Salmon
You can consume
kg of Salmon to exhaust your daily CO2e food budget

Categories: Fish | Sea food | Food

Subcategories: Smoked salmon | Salmon (wild) | Salmon (farmed)


Source Notes CO2e Country origin Country consumption Weight
RISE Open access list 1.7 Per kg file, not cooked
Norway Sweden 7
Meat eater's guide to climate change + health Table 23. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Imported Farmed Salmon Production (at farmgate)
Salmon Production System kg of CO2e per kg of edible salmon
Norway 3.41
Chile 4.83
Canada 4.18
Average CO2e emissions per kg of salmon 4.14
Table 24. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Imported Farmed Salmon Consumption (post-farmgate)
Emission Source kg of CO2e per kg of Consumed Salmon
Processing 1.68
Domestic transport 0.44
Ocean transport 0.22
Refrigeration (retail) 0.17
Home cooking 0.51
Waste disposal 0.30
Total 3.32
Per kg of consumed salmon (includes moisture loss, waste loss and post-farmgate): 11.89 kg CO2e
Unknown USA 8
Systematic review of greenhouse gas emissions for different fresh food categories Table 5 Median; #LCA studies: 9; #GWP values: 21; Mean: 3.76; Stdev: 1.47; Min: 2.04; Max: 8.33
Unknown Unknown 10