NOAA, USDA Open Public Comment Period on New Alternative Aquaculture Feeds Report Closing soon
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 60-day public comment period on the new 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 report, The Future of Aquafeeds will close January 18, 2011.
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.
Full Report - 103 pages
Forward, Executive Summary, and Summary of Findings (20 pages)
Case Studies (15 pages)
- Developing the potential of fish byprocessing products takes guts
- From fish meal-dependent to fish meal-free: feeds research is producing the alternative diets of the future for trout
- Plant-based feeds for black seabass show promise
- Shrimp farmers join with researchers to test new diets
- Seaweed farming may be the key for alternative aquaculture feeds
- Research on diets for threatened and endangered fish species held in captivity gains ground
- Soy products and aquaculture are a winning combination
Approach and Process (6 pages)
Summary of Scientific Experts Panel (16 pages)
Summary of Stakeholder Experts Panel (16 pages)
Futurecasts from Experts Panel (30 pages)
Submit a Comment
Click here to go to the online comment form.
If you have questions about the report or the public comment process, contact the Aquaculture Program via email at NOAA.Aquaculture@noaa.gov.