NOAA, USDA Open 60-day Public Comment Period on Alternative Aquaculture Feeds Report
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Aquaculture Program and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture opened a 60-day public comment period on their new report, The Future of Aquafeeds. The agencies will be taking comments online through January 18, 2011. Click here to view or download a copy of the report and for instructions on how to submit comments.
The report was prepared as part of the ongoing NOAA-USDA Alternative Feeds Initiative. The Future of Aquafeeds provides a comprehensive view on the current state of knowledge and the challenges and opportunities associated with development of various alternative aquaculture feeds. The findings, recommendations, and research priorities contained in the report will help identify and prioritize new and ongoing research to be conducted and funded by NOAA, USDA, and other partners under the Initiative. The purpose of the joint NOAA-USDA Initiative is to accelerate the development of alternative dietary ingredients that will reduce the amount of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture feeds while maintaining the important human health benefits of farmed seafood.