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Thought of Alternate Aquafeed: Conundrum in Aquaculture Sustainability?

Thought of Alternate Aquafeed: Conundrum in Aquaculture Sustainability? The exponential growth of human population and their ever-increasing demands have challenged the aquaculture sector with respect to its growth, sustainability and environmental well-being. Due to the rapid intensification, aquaculture’s share of global fishmeal and fish oil consumption has more than doubled over the past decade with limited availability and high prices. Hence, the key concern of aquaculture in recent times is to reduce the environmental footprint while feeding the farmed fish with nutritionally balanced, economic and environmentally sustainable feed. But the changes in feed systems are dependent on several potential drivers, including environmental, political, economic, cultural, technological and demographic ones. The use of compound feeds formulated with a great variety of ingredients was a major step in the development of the worldwide aquaculture industry in the last century. However, the main challenges are the availability and cost of alternate feed resources, their competitiveness with other sectors, demand-supply consort with the environmental quality, social acceptability and economic growth. This review is an attempt to assess the present scenario of conventional aquafeed with an understanding of the gaining importance of alternate aquafeed along with their trade-offs addressing the principal issues of sustainability for future policy making. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Proceedings of the Zoological Society Springer Journals

Thought of Alternate Aquafeed: Conundrum in Aquaculture Sustainability?

Proceedings of the Zoological Society , Volume 74 (1) – Nov 23, 2020

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © Zoological Society, Kolkata, India 2020
ISSN
0373-5893
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0974-6919
DOI
10.1007/s12595-020-00352-4
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Abstract

The exponential growth of human population and their ever-increasing demands have challenged the aquaculture sector with respect to its growth, sustainability and environmental well-being. Due to the rapid intensification, aquaculture’s share of global fishmeal and fish oil consumption has more than doubled over the past decade with limited availability and high prices. Hence, the key concern of aquaculture in recent times is to reduce the environmental footprint while feeding the farmed fish with nutritionally balanced, economic and environmentally sustainable feed. But the changes in feed systems are dependent on several potential drivers, including environmental, political, economic, cultural, technological and demographic ones. The use of compound feeds formulated with a great variety of ingredients was a major step in the development of the worldwide aquaculture industry in the last century. However, the main challenges are the availability and cost of alternate feed resources, their competitiveness with other sectors, demand-supply consort with the environmental quality, social acceptability and economic growth. This review is an attempt to assess the present scenario of conventional aquafeed with an understanding of the gaining importance of alternate aquafeed along with their trade-offs addressing the principal issues of sustainability for future policy making.

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Proceedings of the Zoological SocietySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 23, 2020

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