OVERVIEW

The world’s population is expected to rise to 9.6 billion by 2050, creating an enormous demand for food and sources of protein. Today, fish and fish products supply a significant portion of the daily intake of animal protein in many developing countries. As aquaculture farms supply 58% of fish to global markets, invigorating this sector can contribute to food security, as well as social and economic inclusion for some of the world’s poorest people.

Indian Ocean Rim nations have the advantage of an extensive coastline and rich living resources, and have formally recognised that fisheries and aquaculture will be drivers of their regional Blue Economy (Goa declaration, 2015). For this to be a viable way to achieve the sustainable development goals, aquaculture practices must also be environmentally sustainable ensuring renewable ocean resources into the future.

THE CHALLENGES

Rethinking Feed for Aquaculture

By creating highly nutritional aquaculture feed replacements that match or improve on the cost and performance of existing feedstock we will reduce the burden on the natural environment.

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New Ocean Products

By creating new ocean products, we can increase the diversity of ocean products available for food security while decreasing aquaculture’s environmental footprint.

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Sustainable Design

By introducing new technology and practices for aquaculture farmers we can improve the efficiency and environmental and economic sustainability of aquaculture farms. Through improvements to supply chain efficiency, we can also improve productivity and livelihoods.

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