A global industry
Feed and aquaculture
The global population is increasing and, in order to maintain at least the current level of per-capita consumption of aquatic foods, the world will require an additional 23 million tonnes thereof by 2020. A future availability of marine ingredients is essential for an increase in aquaculture production.
According to FAO, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, this additional supply will have to come from aquaculture. Meeting the future demand for food from aquaculture will largely depend on the availability of quality feeds in the requisite quantities.
Fishmeal and fish oil derived from wild-harvested whole fish and shellfish including bycatch and trimmings from the filleting industry currently constitute the major aquatic protein and lipid sources available for animal feed.
The use of fish meal and fish oil in feed for aquaculture constitutes a very effective use of marine oil and protein.
Aquaculture is an efficient and optimal use of both plant and marine proteins
Strategic feed ingredients
Fishmeal and fish oil are, without comparison, the most valuable ingredients in diets for aquaculture and many land-farmed animals. The composition of micronutrients, including amino acids, vitamins and minerals support the growth and optimal physiological function of animals and farmed fish, making fishmeal and fish oil indispensable feed ingredients.
- High protein content of 62 to >70 %
- Rich in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA
- Contain minerals: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and selenium
- Contain vitamins: B1, B2, B6 and B12
- Comparatively high digestibility