How can the interesting and valuable research on alternate feed ingredients get from the laboratory bench to consumers’ bellies through market mechanisms?
A shift towards crop-based ingredients in shrimp feeds reduces dependency on marine resources but places resource demands onto the land and could impact the nutritional value of shrimp.
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.
A 15-week feeding trial evaluated the replacement of fishmeal with soybean products in the diet of advanced juvenile red drum.
Libby Woodhatch says responsible sourcing and safe raw material production is “vital” if fishmeal and fish oil are to remain credible aquafeed ingredients.
At the Barcelona Seafood Summit, an expert panel discussed a sustainable future for aquafeeds. What stands between us and that future?
The benefits of omega-3 fatty acids to human health are well known. Fish need them too. To supplement current supplies from wild-caught fish, one innovative venture is turning to the corn fields of Nebraska – yes, Nebraska – for answers.
Aquaculture is the “winning protein,” according to a new Rabobank report that its author, Gorjan Nikolik, said is intended to draw the bank’s agro-industry clients to opportunities in the fish farming business.
To position aquaculture for future growth, it needs tools to evaluate a growing spectrum of alternative ingredients and formulated diets designed to optimize fish health and efficient production.