Access to safe, available and economical feed ingredients is becoming one of the most important challenges for strengthening the aquaculture industry and developing a more sustainable production.
Lokal raw materials for production of fish
The Nordic countries are known for clean environment, efficient technology and high quality products, not least food products. The countries have a long history in fisheries and agriculture and aquaculture has been increasing in recent decades, especially the salmon production in Norway reaching a million tons annual production and the rainbow trout production in Denmark utilizing environmentally friendly recirculation technology.
The Nordic aquaculture business has a huge potential to increase further, the global market demand for high quality environmentally beneficent products are increasing rapidly and the Nordic countries have the resources, know-how and image to respond to this with increased production. Access to safe, available and economical feed ingredients is becoming one of the most important challenges for strengthening the aquaculture industry and developing a more sustainable production. The major challenges for the industry are to reduce feed cost and environmental footprints without reducing product quality and value.
In this project some realistic future possibilities for production of new local fish feed ingredients are put forward and a Nordic network has been established including the whole value chain from producers of fish feed raw material, through fish feed manufacturing and aquaculture to marketing of fish from Nordic aquaculture. Moreover, the main players in each country have been identified and are listed in the report.