NORWAY - Yara enters aquaculture industry with phosphate additives
Yara has announced they are entering the aquaculture industry with a line of phosphate additive products intended to reduce adverse environmental effects and overall cost. \"We have full control over the entire value chain. For example, we use our own ammonia and our own phosphoric acid from our own mine, which makes the phosphoric acid virtually free from impurities.\"
Yara is entering the aquaculture industry and will use its knowledge and R & D expertise to ensure a sustainable future for the industry.
Joydeb Paul, Sales Manager for Yara, told Kyst.no that the fish\'s diet is still changing. There are fewer by-products from marine and animal products being used, and these are replaced by vegetable protein sources.
\"Unlike fishmeal and animal protein, vegetable protein contains only low phosphorus levels, so fish nutrition today must be supplemented with inorganic feed phosphates,\" Paul points out.
\"The reduction of phosphorus emissions to the water in which the fish reside, is considered to be an important element for the long-term sustainability of aquaculture and has become important for the fishing industry. We want to cope with this challenge and at the same time, the opportunity to use our knowledge and R & D expertise in the aquaculture industry, \"says Paul.
The use of phosphate additives in fish feed comes as a result of an increasing focus on increasing productivity while reducing environmental impact. The sales manager told Kyst.no that the products they have developed for aquaculture will mean less harmful levels than other sources, due to improved bioavailability. This will reduce potentially adverse environmental effects while reducing overall cost prices.
\"We have full control over the entire value chain. For example, we use our own ammonia and our own phosphoric acid from our own mine, which makes the phosphoric acid virtually free from impurities,\" he emphasizes.
Source: kyst.no // Original Article