Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals and plants, is the fastest-growing food-production sector in the world. Today, this source provides half of all fish for human consumption (FAO 2016).
A breakthrough aquafeed ingredient that greatly reduces the need for wild-harvest fishmeal has potential to boost the productivity of small-scale shrimp and fish farmers in developing countries.
Along with many lives in the 2004 tsunami countless livelihoods were also lost across all sectors. Particularly badly hit was the aquaculture industry which supported 50,000 jobs in Aceh, Indonesia alone.