New research from Denmark suggests that Daphnia magna - a species of water flea - may have potential to reduce eutrophication in recirculating aquaculture systems, while also providing a suitable feed source for fish larvae.
The production of insects for aquafeeds is only going to gain momentum in the coming years, although there are still a number of challenges – in particular relating to regulations regarding the feedstocks for fly larvae – to overcome.
Following a $3.4 million fundraise, Ankit Alok Bagaria, co-founder and CEO of Loopworm, believes that being based in India gives the startup a considerable competitive edge over its European and North American rivals.
Ittinsect, a Rome-based biotech startup, is developing a range of high-performance aquafeeds based on insects, microalgae and agriculture by-products to replace the use of ocean-sourced fishmeal in aquaculture.
Lake Volta might be the most productive aquaculture centre in Ghana, but the current model of fish farming on the lake is unsustainable, according to Dr Kofitsyo Cudjoe, a senior adviser at the Norwegian Veterinary Institute’s Aquatic Animal Health and Welfare…
A French startup has started producing a novel material – Scalite – that’s made entirely from farmed tilapia scales and can be used as an attractive and environmentally sustainable alternative to wood and plastic.
As land-based and RAS facilities proliferate, they need a way to address their waste footprint. “Circular aquaculture” could be the way forward – but should producers rely on bacteria, algae or biogas to achieve circularity?