If aquaculture is to truly operate with zero fishery pressure on wild populations and still meet our demand for carnivorous fish, it needs to find other sources for its feed. And so the quest for the vegetarian carnivore begins.
In the search for alternative feeds, land-based plant ingredients are considered to offer both environmental and economic benefits. However, they tend not to be high in many of the nutritional requirements of carnivorous finfish
Fish feed must be able to provide all of the required nutrients, offer the highest possible conversion rates, and of course be economically viable for commercial use. There are many aspects to creating the optimal pellet - including the size.