Sustainability in aquaculture:
The long-term intention of Evonik scientists is to turn salmon, shrimp, and more into vegetarians. To that end, they are looking to replace the fishmeal and fish oil produced from wild-caught fish that is used in feeds. Shown here is a salmon farm in Norway.
The world consumed roughly 147 million metric tons of fish in 2014. In order to feed a growing global population, yet another 50 million metric tons will be needed by 2030. Shown here is the Tokyo fish market.
Part of highly efficient, sustainable nutrition for farmed shrimp, AQUAVI® Met-Met minimizes the use of fishmeal in feeds and reduces marine pollution. Shown here (montage): a whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) with a feed pellet.
Crustaceans are an important source of protein in human nutrition, especially in Asia. Shown here is a typical shrimp farm on Hainan Island in southern China.
Evonik is currently bringing a production plant for AQUAVI® Met-Met on stream in Antwerp, Belgium.