In response to the recent ‘Fishing the Feed’ report published by the Changing Markets Foundation, Julie Hesketh-Laird, chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation said:
“Scottish salmon farming produces a nutritious food and a valuable source of essential Omega 3 fatty acids. As a sector, we are committed to the use of fish feed made from responsibly sourced ingredients from strictly managed or certified fisheries to support healthy salmon growth and provide human health benefits.
“We agree with the authors of the report that the search for fish-free aquafeed products needs to be scaled up and reinforced across the sector.
“ We wish to work with those with an interest in the sustainability of feeds, alongside the sector’s feed producers, to bolster the ongoing work into the use of novel and other sustainable raw materials like seafood trimmings and certified soy as replacements for marine-sourced ingredients.”