FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 518

FAO FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE TECHNICAL PAPER No. 518

Fish as feed inputs for
aquaculture

Practices, sustainability and implications

Edited by

Mohammad R. Hasan
Aquaculture Management and Conservation Service
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy

and

Matthias Halwart
Aquaculture Management and Conservation Service
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Rome, Italy



FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2009

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Hasan, M.R.; Halwart, M. (eds).
Fish as feed inputs for aquaculture: practices, sustainability and implications.
FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 518. Rome, FAO. 2009. 407p.

Abstract

This technical paper provides a comprehensive review of the use of wild fish as feed inputs for aquaculture covering existing practices and their sustainability as well as implications of various feed-fish fisheries scenarios. It comprises four regional reviews (Africa and the Near East, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and Latin America and North America) and three case studies from Latin America (Chile, Peru and the study on the use of the Argentine anchoita in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil). The four regional reviews specifically address the sustainable use of finite wild fish resources and the role that feed-fish fisheries may play for food security and poverty alleviation in these four regions and elsewhere. With additional information from case studies in China and Viet Nam, a global synthesis provides a perspective on the status and trends in the use of fish as feed and the issues and challenges confronting feed-fish fisheries. Based on the information presented in the global synthesis, regional reviews and three case studies, and through the fresh analysis of information presented elsewhere, an exploratory paper examines the use of wild fish as aquaculture feed from the perspective of poverty alleviation and food security.


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Preparation of this document (Download pdf 179 kb)
Abstract
Contributors
Preface
Abbreviations and acronyms

Fish as feed inputs for aquaculture practices, sustainability and implications: a global synthesis  (Download pdf 337 kb)
TIM HUNTINGTON AND MOHAMMAD R. HASAN
Use of wild fish and other aquatic organisms as feed in aquaculture a review of practices and implications in the Asia-Pacific  (Download pdf 793 kb)
SENA S. DE SILVA AND GIOVANNI M. TURCHINI
Use of wild fish and other aquatic organisms as feed in aquaculture a review of practices and implications in Africa and the Near East  (Download pdf 208 kb)
T. HECHT AND C.L.W. JONES
Use of wild fish and other aquatic organisms as feed in aquaculture a review of practices and implications in the Americas  (Download pdf 692 kb)
ALBERT G.J. TACON

Use of wild fish and other aquatic organisms as feed in aquaculture a review of practices and implications in Europe  (Download pdf 330 kb)

TIM HUNTINGTON

Current and potential alternate food uses of the Argentine anchoita (Engraulis anchoita) in Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil (Download pdf 261 kb)

L.S. PASTOUS MADUREIRA, J.P. CASTELLO, C. PRENTICE-HERNÁNDEZ, M.I. QUEIROZ, M.L. ESPÍRITO SANTO, W.A. RUIZ, P. RAGGI ABDALLAH,
J. HANSEN, M.I. BERTOLOTTI, E. MANCA, M.I. YEANNES, N. AVDALOV AND S. FERNÁNDEZ AMORÍN

Status of and trends in the use of small pelagic fish species for reduction fisheries and for human consumption in Chile (Download pdf 429 kb)

A.S. BÓRQUEZ AND A.J. HERNÁNDEZ

Status of and trends in the use of small pelagic fish species for reduction fisheries and for human consumption in Peru (Download pdf 366 kb)

N. SÁNCHEZ DURAND AND M. GALLO SEMINARIO

The use of wild fish as aquaculture feed and its effects on income and food for the poor and the undernourished (Download pdf 229 kb)

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