SEG Panel: Alternative Feed - No Longer Novel or Discretionary

The alternative feeds panel at the 2023 Seafood Expo Global
The alternative feeds panel at the 2023 Seafood Expo Global
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The 2023 Seafood Expo Global, which took place 25 to 27 April 2023 in Barcelona, Spain, featured a comprehensive conference program of live panel events focusing on topics chosen to be of vital interest to the seafood industry.

The 20 individual presentations from SEG featured exclusive information and insight from seafood industry experts, including economic forecasts and analysis on the trends and topics impacting the global seafood industry as it navigates issues of trade, food safety, traceability, aquaculture, sustainability, and consumption trends. Now, a video recording of each of these sessions is available for on-demand replay.

Featuring BioMar Group Global Marketing Director Katherine Bryar, Benson Hill Senior Manager for International Growth Hannah Lucas, Enthos Circular Feed CEO Andreas Grimminger, and moderated by S2G Ventures Oceans and Seafood Fund Managing Director Larsen Mettler, “Alternative Feed - No Longer Novel or Discretionary” is available free for SeafoodSource Premium members and for USD 350 to non-members through the Complete Digital Ticket: Seafood Expo Global 2023.

The session was presented on Tuesday, 25 April, with the following description:

The numerous options and benefits of alternative protein show a promising path of adaptation and large-scale commercialization toward a future where feed can be affordable, readily available and resilient. Due to growing awareness of the environmental consequences of intensive agriculture practices, as well as flat or declining wild harvests, aquaculture is expected to continue expanding its footprint as an essential worldwide protein. Aquaculture has grown quickly enough to keep up with demand so far; however, the industry’s reliance on wild-caught feed is taking a toll on wild fish stocks. Currently, 70 to 80 percent of aquaculture feed consists of wild-caught fishmeal and oil, and approximately 10 percent of wild-caught fish are used to feed farmed fish.

With dwindling fish stocks, both aquaculture and terrestrial farmers are turning to emerging farmed, byproducts or invasive species alternatives. While plant-based options, such as soy, have been available for years, they are compromised by inadequacies in fatty acid and amino acid profiles, and rely on production practices with negative environmental impacts. These plant-based feed issues are increasingly top of mind for various stakeholders, including consumers, financiers, certifying agencies and NGOs.

The Complete Digital Ticket: Seafood Expo North America 2024, featuring 32 video-recorded sessions from the most recent SENA event, is also now available for purchase for USD 350, but is also free for SeafoodSource Premium members.

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