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Just returned from Seattle where the world’s aquaculture (fish and prawn or shrimp) farming sector had gathered to discuss the industry and the challenges it faces. Just some facts: we farm more fish than we catch, roughly half of fish sales are from farmed species and the trends for production and sales are upwards. However, the industry has, and is, facing into the sustainability of the present position and the likely future situation.
The most pressing issue is that of what we feed fish and prawns on. Increasingly, vegetable sources such as soya and its derivatives are being used. Also c. a fifth of fish meal is generated from trimmings etc from fish destined for human consumption. Some species such as Tilapia are herbivorous and not reliant on fish feed.Read more