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Demand Rises for Fish Waste

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AUSTRALIA - South Australian seafood processors are being encouraged to turn fish waste into food.

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The issue has been the focus of a seminar in Port Lincoln this week, reports ABCNews.

Raymond Tham from Flinders University says demand is increasing for what was once regarded as waste, for use in products like fish fingers or health supplements.

"Also in 'nutriceuticals', so as supplements that are very popular nowadays, things that people can consume to boost their health etc," he said.

"Heads, the frames, the skin and the guts, for example, which do not really have much use in a lot of the food products that people are more used to nowadays, so those are the kind of things that we want to transform using bio-processes.

"So using what we call marine biotechnology and transforming them to useable food products."