By SeafoodSource staff
Published on 01 November, 2012
The U. S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) has produced an online video promoting sustainable aquaculture, looking at a facility in Mexico it has helped fund research at.
The mini-documentary examines Pacifico Aquaculture’s operation at Isla Todos Santos in Baja, Mexico, which raises, among other species, native white and hybrid striped bass.
The video covers the entire process, from the hatching at Hubbs Sea World Research Institute to stocking at Pacifico to harvesting to processing at Santa Monica Seafoods to final consumption at the Sushi School of Los Angeles.
The council, through its funding of research at Pacifico, is working to show examples of how aquaculture firms can use soy-based feeds as a substitute for more traditional fishmeal and fish oil.
“We believe this video will give people a close-up look at the fish farmers, hatchery biologists, and other supply stream participants who are committed to making aquaculture a sustainable resource,” said Michael Cremer, international program director of USSEC. “With global aquaculture projected to supply 60 percent of all seafood consumed by 2020, we need to educate the public by showcasing more operations like Pacifico that are producing high quality seafood in an environmentally sound manner.”