F3 – Future of Fish Feed is a collaborative effort between NGOs, researchers, and private partnerships to accelerate and support the scaling of innovative, substitute aquaculture feed ingredients such as bacterial meals, plant-based proteins, algae, and yeast to replace wild-caught fish. The F3 Team welcomes collaboration with governments, NGOs, and companies to attain the goal of sustainable feeds in agriculture and aquaculture, so that our shared future becomes more sustainable.
“Fishmeal alternatives continue to be developed, like algae, bacteria from methane production or microbial proteins from carbon dioxide sequestration. We are trying to turn plant-based ingredients into animal-based ingredients… The trick is to make plant meal behave like fishmeal, not to turn carnivores into herbivores.
Fish do not require fishmeal. They require the nutrients that fishmeal happens to contain. That is why fishmeal has been used so much in aquaculture. If you take the fishmeal out, you must supplement with other ingredients to get the necessary nutrients, hence the need to develop other protein sources. If diets are formulated correctly and contain all essential nutrients, growth rate and feed efficiency will be good.”
Dr. Rick Barrows, F3 Chief Scientific Officer
The following organizations have committed to supporting F3 efforts:
Thanks to Anonymous Donors as well!
|Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons||University of Arizona||Former President World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture and Integrated Farming Systems, Aquaculture Extension Specialist, Tilapia Expert, Fullbright Fellow|
Technical Advisory Panel
|Dr. Rick Barrows||Aquatic Feed Technologies, USDA/ARS ret.||Nutritionist, Feed and Fish physiology, F3 Chief Scientific Adviser Background, Publications|
|Dr. Michael Tlusty||University of Massachusetts Boston||Seafood Sustainability, Research Faculty in Aquaculture, Sustainable Seafood Policy and Management|
|Dr. Roz Naylor||Stanford University||Food Security and the Environment, Economist|
|Dr. Hillary Egna||Oregon State University||Aquaculture and International Development|
Industry Advisory Panel