While insect production is likely to grow significantly in the coming years, it will be vital for the aquafeed industry to make the most out of what is likely to remain a fairly niche ingredient and not treat it as a simple substitute for fishmeal or soy.
Indonesia’s aquafeed producers – be they industrial players or farmers who produce feed independently – are increasingly looking towards the use of local and sustainable alternatives to fish meal and soy.
Novel means of improving shrimp health – including the use of alternative feed ingredients – are due to be the subject of a short, free webinar taking place on 10 November.
Organised by The Fish Site and Calysta, the event has been inspired by trials …
“Rabbitfish have amazing potential for small-scale sustainable aquaculture across the tropics: they are easy to grow have high local demand and they are herbivorous and feed on a variety of freely-available feeds.”
The aquaculture industry must continue in its quest to become more sustainable, with greater use of seaweeds in aquafeeds and production of herbivorous fish among two of the most promising avenues to achieve this.
A promising integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) project aims to restore a threatened sea anemone to a large swathe of the southwest coast of Spain, as well as produce a range of other seafood products.