Can Aquaculture Feed the World Sustainably?
The UN has declared 2022 the International Year of Aquaculture. But, what is the future of fish farming? Is it in coastal areas? Perhaps it’s miles from the sea, in freshwater ponds owned by smallholder artisans. Maybe it’s nowhere near water at all, but in a lab…or in space.
Here are some exciting startups from all over the world focused on making the fish we eat more sustainable:
Aquaculture currently relies on fishmeal made from wild fish. But, new alternatives are emerging such as Tanzania’s NovFeed, which uses bacteria and blackfly larvae to recycle organic waste into high-protein feedstock. NovoNutrients in the USA are converting waste CO2 into nutritious feed using synthetic bacteria and renewable energy.