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Freshwater consumption and pollution in aquafeed production:an important aspect of sustainable aquaculture growth

While the use of feed with a large proportion of terrestrial ingredients may reduce the pressure on fisheries to provide feed for fish in the form of fishmeal and fish oil, it may significantly increase the pressure on freshwater resources due to water consumption and pollution in crop production for aquafeed. Furthermore, the competition with feed for humans and livestock, as well as with plant material for biofuels is aggravated.

April 12, 2016

While the use of feed with a large proportion of terrestrial ingredients may reduce the pressure on fisheries to provide feed for fish in the form of fishmeal and fish oil, it may significantly increase the pressure on freshwater resources due to water consumption and pollution in crop production for aquafeed. Furthermore, the competition with feed for humans and livestock, as well as with plant material for biofuels is aggravated.

By Dr. Markus Pahlow, Water Management Group, Twente Water Centre, University of Twente, The Netherlands.

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(This article is from the Spring issue of AQUAFEED: Advances in Processing & Formulation. You can download the complete magazine (and earlier issues) from our archives here).

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