Knowing of your interest in sustainable seafood, I want to call your attention to two features we posted online today.
First, a short video that provides a nice overview of the status of aquaculture in the United States and its relevance to sustainable fisheries and domestic seafood supplies.
NOAA and the USDA have mutually released a final report detailing options for alternative ingredients for aquaculture feeds. The report contains 20 findings and recommendations, and profiles seven case studies that feature promising research on alternatives and how they are being used. Entitled ‘The Future of Aquafeeds,’ this report is part of the NOAA-USDA Alternative Feeds Initiative, launched in 2007 to identify and develop alternative dietary ingredients that will reduce the amount of fishmeal and fish oil in feeds while still maintaining the important human health benefits of farmed seafood.