Carnivores are some of the largest consumers of fishmeal and fish oil across the aquaculture sector. While salmonids and shrimp are some of the most well-known culprits, other species such as red sea bream and barramundi are often fed high levels of fishmeal and fish oil. In order to continue to provide the tasty seafood we love the most, aquaculture farmers are researching alternative ingredients so that they can feed their fish regardless of instability in the wild-caught forage fish supply.
In this session we will hear from major feed companies and farmers about the latest trends in fishmeal and fish oil replacement for carnivorous fishes. We will discuss research breakthroughs, challenges, and potential for totally eliminating wild-caught feed ingredients in carnivorous fish diets.
• Ewen McLean, Ph.D., Consultant, Aqua Cognoscenti and F3
• Caird Rexroad, Ph.D., National Program Leader for Aquaculture, USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
• Marty Riche, Ph.D., Research Professor, Florida Atlantic University - Harbor Branch Oceanographic Research Institute
• Paul Wills, Ph.D. Research Professor and Associate Director for Research, Florida Atlantic University - Harbor Branch Oceanographic Research Institute
• Neil Sims, Founder and CEO, Ocean Era
• Alex Tsappis, U.S. Aquaculture Business Manager, Alltech
• Boyd Way, Foreign Trade Manager, Dainichi Corporation