Overfishing has been rife for decades and our seas and oceans have become vastly depleted in fish reserves. Despite this, over 70% of the world’s population lives on the coast, relying on fish as a major protein source. It is time to look inland, towards freshwater aquaculture.
Woman showing prawns caught from her hatchery in Khulna, Bangladesh. Photo by M. Yousuf Tushar, 2014
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.