Farm-raised salmonids — including salmon, trout, and chars — consume roughly 23% of the global fishmeal and 60% of the global fish oil produced, representing a major opportunity to reduce our global reliance on fishmeal and fish oil with more sustainable substitutes. Years of research has led to major breakthroughs for feed companies and salmonid farmers to greatly reduce and, in some cases, totally eliminate fishmeal and fish oil in salmonid feeds. Today, numerous alternative ingredients exist, each with their own unique nutritional profile and capabilities for inclusion in aquafeeds.
In this session we will have major feed companies and farmers discuss the latest trends in fish-free feeds for salmonids, and present their successes, challenges, and what’s on the horizon to totally eliminate wild-caught feed ingredients in salmonid diets.
• Bill Cramer, President, Star Milling
• Vegard Denstadli, Ph.D., Technical Director from the Salmon Division, BioMar Norway
• Lindsay Pollock, Ph.D., Sustainability Manager for Cargill Aqua Nutrition, North Sea; Cargill
• Jesse Trushenski, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer, Riverence