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Skretting - New feed ingredients to ensure future aquaculture growth

Algae, plankton, insects and carbon dioxide-eating bacteria are among the solutions to ensure future aquaculture growth.

February 6, 2019

“We need to make an effort when it comes to new feed ingredients”, Skretting Product Development Director, Mads Martinsen said at Young Fish Conference in Bergen.

Skretting has quantified targets for raw materials. In the case of soy, especially GM-free soy protein, it has historically been the major cause of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest. Martinsen said that Skretting has indirect responsibility for this. Therefore, they will not buy more soy from Brazil than they did in 2018 and it is independent of whether they will triple or fivefold the production of salmon in the future. He said that this will place a high demand on using alternative raw materials and explained that one of the company’s goals is to use at least six per cent of so-called new raw materials, such as raw milk, algae oil and insect flour by 2022.

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