Insects could improve aquaculture env. sustainability

(09/13/18)

A research program using soldier fly pupae as fish feed could be a game changer for Australian aquaculture, according to one of the industry's leading scientists.

Craig Lawrence, an internationally acclaimed 25-year veteran currently running the West Australian Department of Fisheries' freshwater research and hatchery, said a long-term soldier fly trial on barramundi and rainbow trout diets could deal with one of aquaculture's biggest problems; its use of more fish per kilogram than it actually produces, ABC News reported.

"Australia imports large amounts of fishmeal every year, not all of it for aquaculture, but one of the problems we have with aquaculture is we actually take................................................


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