Recovered aquaculture feed (FS009)

Aim:

This highly innovative technical feasibility project aims to improve the sustainability of production across the fisheries and aquaculture supply chain and to mitigate the environmental impacts of operations by re-directing protein rich by-product from fisheries processing into the aquaculture feed supply chain.

Funding Amount:

£50,000

Duration of Project:

3 Months

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Project Summary:

The by-product effluent streams from fisheries processing are an untapped source of potential aquaculture feed proteins. However, these effluents are currently considered a high BOD waste stream that requires chemical treatment and separation to minimize the cost of disposal. The separation of proteins and oils from fisheries effluents using a natural, biodegradable and sustainable solid/liquid separation aid, chitosan, which has been sustainably extracted from crustacean shell by-product, offers the opportunity to clean and divert this effluent into the aquaculture feed value chain. 

This highly innovative technical feasibility project aims to improve the sustainability of production across the fisheries and aquaculture supply chain and to mitigate the environmental impacts of operations by re-directing protein rich by-product from fisheries processing into the aquaculture feed supply chain. This could be done through direct formulation into feed or via the cultivation of ragworms. Through the application of separation technologies and analytic procedures, this project will determine the feasibility of generating a new source of aquaculture feed protein, which will reduce costs and increase the sustainability of the fishing and aquaculture industries.

STATUS: Ongoing

Project Lead

Pennog Ltd