A Look at Sustainable Fishmeal Alternatives - World Nutrition Forum 2016

20 October 2016, at 1:00am

CANADA - During the BIOMIN World Nutrition Forum 2016 in Vancouver, Canada, last week, Dr Krogdahl spoke about the fishmeal dilemma and gave an overview of some of the most promising sustainable fishmeal alternatives available.

Dr Krogdahl, a fishmeal replacer producer recently told us that when an aquaculture company looks at any fishmeal substitute, beyond the initial digestibility and growth checks, it needs to ask itself a few questions: Does the product scale and does it compete directly with the human food chain? Would you agree with this comment?

[Åshild Krogdahl] Yes, many of the most serious and sophisticated actors within the aquaculture industry strive to use feed resources in a sustainable way for the benefit of their own business, for the aquaculture industry and the world as a whole.

This includes avoiding over-use of resources which might also be used as human food.

Standards and regulations are in place in several countries, and food producers often demand certification guaranteeing sustainable production along the whole production chain.

The increased use of such certificates for feed ingredients drives the industry toward more resource-efficient and environmental-friendly production. It is a challenge, however, that most nutrient sources suitable for fish are, in principle, also good for humans.

Continue reading this interview here.