Op-ed: IFFO is wrong on alternative feeds

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Seafood Source:

“In response to the Sept. 23 SeafoodSource article, “IFFO’s Johannessen: Use of marine ingredients in aquafeed ‘will not decline in the foreseeable future,’” we would like to provide an alternative perspective on the future of marine resources in aquafeed.

The reality is, there is not enough wild-caught fish to feed the world. According to a World Bank study, as of a decade ago, the ocean could not keep pace with demand, and fish catches are declining.

Read the full article at Seafood Source:

https://www.seafoodsource.com/news/aquaculture/op-ed-iffo-is-wrong-on-alternative-feeds

 

Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Aquaculture

By NOAA Fisheries:

Many aquaculture producers in the United States don’t raise fish, despite the industry’s popular image of fish farming. In fact, oysters were the most commercially valuable domestic farmed marine species in recent years. In 2017, oyster farmers harvested 36 million pounds valued at $186 million. And clams ranked number two in production value in 2012–2017. Other top U.S. marine aquaculture products include mussels, shrimps, and salmon.  

In recent years, a growing number of entrepreneurs are also turning to kelp to supply sustainable seafood and coastal jobs.

Read the full article at the American Fisheries Society:

https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/feature-story/nine-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-aquaculture