Title The Issues Surrounding Aquaculture Feeds and the Current Measures Associated with Them in Japan
Authers Masahide FUJISE and Tomoaki KANMURI
Keywords aquaculture feeds, fishmeal, sustainable production
Citation Bull. Fish. Res. Agen. No.31, 1-7, 2010
Abstract
In recent years, the annual aquaculture production of marine fish in Japan has remained stable at about 250,000 tons and has occupied an important position in Japanese marine fish production. However, the high price of fishmeal since 2006 has inflated the price of aquaculture feeds, which has led to the deterioration of management by fish farmers. Therefore, it is necessary to promote sustainable aquaculture production, for example, through development of aquaculture feeds that contain little or no fishmeal and through the introduction of self-feeding systems to prevent excessive use of aquaculture feeds.
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