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Global aquafeed companies to test krill replacements

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In the wake of the F3 Krill Replacement Challenge, 5 prominent aquafeed companies have committed to testing the top products of the competition within their commercial operations.

Krill - F3 Krill Replacement Challenge.
The F3 Krill Replacement Challenge aims to stimulate innovation within the aquafeed industry

Five prominent international aquafeed companies have committed to testing the shortlisted products of the F3 Krill Replacement Challenge within their commercial operations, signalling a significant milestone for the future of fish feed and the wider aquaculture industry. The companies committed to testing the alternative feed ingredients during the 2024 F3 - Future of Fish Feed meeting in San Francisco.

F3 - the organisation behind the Krill Replacement Challenge - was founded on the premise that there are not enough fish in the ocean to feed our growing world population and that new aquaculture feed ingredients are necessary to ensure a food secure future and healthy ocean. The finalists of this year’s competition include single-cell protein feed company Calysseo; Finland-based eniferBio, which produces fungi-based aquafeed; and India-based Shaivaa Algaetech, which use algae to create nutritious feeds.

Among the companies committed to testing these alternative feed ingredients are BioMar Group - a leading global supplier of feeds for salmonids, tilapia, and shrimp; Aller-Aqua - a family owned company which produces over 250,000 tonnes of feed annually; and Aqquuaa - a company specialising in feeds for over 30 species of marine fish.

“We commend these companies for recognising the importance of finding alternatives to krill to ensure global food security and protect ocean health,” said Kevin Fitzsimmons, chairperson for F3, in a press announcement.

“Their pledges underscore the dedication to innovation and collaboration that was nurtured at our meeting in San Francisco this week, aimed at promoting sustainable ingredients that enhance global food security and safeguard ocean and planetary health,” he added.

The winners of the F3 Krill Replacement Challenge will be announced in early 2025.

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