FAO Fisheries Department

Demand and supply of feed ingredients for farmed fish and crustaceans

 

20-1-2012 

A recently published FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, Demand and supply of feed ingredients for farmed fish and crustaceans: trends and prospects, looks at the dietary feeding practices used for producing the major cultured-fed species, and the total global production and market availability of the major feed ingredient sources used including their future demand, in view of aquaculture’s current 8-10% average growth. The paper recommends approaches to nutritionally sound and safe feed ingredient selection and usage for the major species of cultivated fish and crustaceans in order to keep pace with the growth of the fed finfish and crustacean aquaculture sector.

http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/ba0002e/ba0002e.pdf