FAO Fisheries Department

Use of wild fish as feed in aquaculture



The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has just published new Technical Guidelines for Responsible Fisheries on aquaculture development. The document focuses on the use of wild fish as feed in aquaculture with an aim to contributing towards the development of aquaculture and the sustainable utilization of feed-fish stocks. The guidelines cover a number of issues relevant to the use of wild fish in feeds in aquaculture, including ecosystem and environmental impacts, ethical considerations on the responsible use of fish as feed, aquaculture technology and development, and statistics and information needs for managing the development of aquaculture. Specific matters relating to the management of fishery resources that may be used as feeds are also briefly considered.