News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

F3 Challenge

Aquafeeds

Third F3 Challenge centers on carnivores

The third marine-ingredient-free feed contest launches today with an eye on carnivorous species, which face scrutiny for their dependence on fishmeal and fish oil. 

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Aquafeed moonshots at the F3 ‘talent show’

At the F3 (fish-free feed) Companies Got Talent event in Burlingame, Calif., last week, alternative (non-marine) aquafeed ingredient companies spoke of decoupling aquaculture from fishmeal and fish oil in their quest for greater sustainability. 

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F3 takes on a new challenge – fish oil alternatives

Building off the success and excitement of the fish-free aquaculture feed cash-prize contest that concludes this fall, the F3 Challenge has set its sights on a new target: fish oil alternatives. 

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Talent show: Aquafeed companies show off at F3

Aquafeed manufacturers and alternative feed ingredient suppliers from all over the world gathered in Silicon Valley for F3, the Fish Free Feed contest. In the hub of innovation, solutions to a global problem were on full display. 

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F3 blows past funding goals as fishmeal alternatives proliferate

A competition designed to drive innovation in aquafeeds has doubled its original funding goal and has attracted some of the biggest names in fish feed. F3 has also served as a catalyst for collaboration among feed manufacturers and ingredient suppliers. 

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Why I chose to judge the F3 challenge

In an opinion piece for the Advocate, the director of ocean sustainability science at the New England Aquarium talks about the F3 Challenge and what the first X Prize for aquaculture could do for the industry: drive innovation.