AQUACULTURE: Scouring the earth for protein and fat. Has anything changed in 18 years?

LOOKING BACK: The following article was written 18 years ago when I expressed concerns about the impact of protein and fat sourcing for aquaculture. It seems, perhaps, that little has changed.

That’s how I see it tonight.

 


This is how I saw it then:

Depending on who you talk to, it appears that somewhere between 4 pounds and 20 pounds of good raw fish protein and oil is used to produce food pellets which will produce only one pound of Atlantic salmon.Think of that! In a protein starved world we could be using as much as 20 lbs of perfectly edible fish flesh to produce one pound of salmon for consumption by the privileged few!

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