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The development of fish-free feeds for carnivorous farmed aquatic species will be the subject of the next F3 webinar, which is due to take place on 19 August.

Carnivorous aquatic species present a larger challenge for adoption of fish-free feeds than omnivores because their nourishment in the wild is from consuming other fish. Yet, according to F3, there are plenty of compelling success stories that demonstrate that fish need nutrients, not specific ingredients such as fishmeal and fish oil.

F3 – Future of Fish Feed will convene a panel of major feed companies and producers to discuss the latest achievements in fishmeal and fish oil replacement for carnivorous fish. Panellists will discuss the latest research breakthroughs, challenges and potential for totally eliminating wild-caught feed ingredients in their diets.

The webinar will take place on Thursday, 19 August 19, at 5 am GMT/ 1pm Beijing time/ 1:00 am EST.

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Carnivorous aquatic species are among the largest consumers of fishmeal and fish oil in the aquaculture sector. While salmonids and shrimp are the most well-known, other species such as largemouth bass, pompano, yellowtail, red sea bream and barramundi are often fed high levels of these marine ingredients. In order to continue to supply these seafood staples, farmers are increasingly looking for alternative feed ingredients.

Panellists will include representatives from Alltech, Aqua Cognoscenti, Dainichi Corporation, Florida Atlantic University, Ocean Era, and the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service. A Q&A session will follow presentations.

This event is part of a yearlong webinar series hosted by the F3 Team. The webinars are free and open to everyone. For more information and to register, visit: The webinar recording will be available on the F3 Youtube channel following the event.

Emerging Trends in Alternative Feeds for Carnivorous Fish - Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 5 am GMT/ 1pm Beijing time / 1:00 am EST


  • Dr Kevin Fitzsimmons, chair and judge of the F3 Challenge, professor and director of international initiatives at The University of Arizona.


  • Dr Ewen McLean, consultant, Aqua Cognoscenti and F3
  • Dr Caird Rexroad, national program leader for aquaculture, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS).
  • Dr Marty Riche, research professor, Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Research Institute.
  • Dr Paul Wills, research professor and associate director for research, Florida Atlantic University – Harbor Branch Oceanographic Research Institute.
  • Neil Sims, founder and CEO, Ocean Era
  • Alex Tsappis, US aquaculture business manager, Alltech
  • Boyd Way, foreign trade manager, Dainichi Corporation
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