Aquaculture, the farming of aquatic animals and plants, is the fastest growing food producing sector globally.
Unlike many other human activities, aquaculture is characterised by having an environmental scope (reducing pressure on wild fish stocks), an economic scope (generating wealth for coastal and rural societies) and a social scope (producing safe, tasty, health promoting seafood).
To provide innovative and timely R&D solutions for the nutrition and seafood sectors through novel ideas, rigorous testing and documentation of the achievable outcomes.
To positively contribute towards improved environmental sustainability, economic viability and social responsibility of the nutrition and seafood sectors.
Aquaculture now produces almost half of the fish and seafood consumed globally.
Major species contribution to aquaculture production.
The are more than 40 million plus tonnes of artificial feeds produced every year. These are now comprised of almost 75% alternative ingredients, contributing substantially to the sustainable expansion of the aquaculture industry.
Aquaculture is a net producer of fish and seafood products, producing 1kg of fish and seafood for every 220g of wild fish used in feeds.