The founder of the groundbreaking fish feed company Dragon Feeds talks candidly about the urgent need for change in the aquaculture industry and explains why his own product offers a sustainable alternative to traditional fishmeal. Jason Holland asks the questions for worldfishing & aquaculture.
Dragon Feeds began looking at ways to produce sustainable aquaculture feeds around 10 years ago. Following five years intense research and development work, the UK company unveiled its unique fishmeal alternative, which combines its own farm-produced Nereis virens polychaetes, also known as ragworms, with vegetable proteins.
We don’t take any of the fish out of the food chain that are used purely for fishmeal. But there are two other things to remember: firstly, our fishmeal replacement includes polychaetes; and secondly, we bind the crystalline amino acids to the protein. Read more...
This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers.