- Why Soy-fed Fish? More than 40 percent of all the fish and shellfish consumed worldwide are farmed. Aquaculture bridges the gap between the wild fish supply and consumer demand. Soy-fed fish are a healthful, sustainable, and environmentally sound alternative.
- Soy Products for Aquafeed Full-fat soybean, soybean cake, and soybean meal are the most commonly used soy products in feeds for aquaculture species. In addition, low-cost soy hulls, soy protein concentrate, and soybean oil are being tested.
- Soy Aqua Around the World International aquaculture marketing and research projects to explore the potential of vegetable-protein aquafeeds are underway in East Asia, Southeast Asia, India, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.
- Soy-fed Fish Species To reduce dependence on wild fish-based food, feeds with soy (containing no fish or animal meals) have been developed for carp, catfish, tilapia, and other freshwater species. Partial replacement with soybean meal has been developed for marine species.
A Sustainable Solution
Cobia can be produced sustainably with soybean meal and soy protein concentrate as the primary feed protein sources.
Meet a Fish Farmer
Pacifico Aquaculture raises white sea bass and other local finfish with sustainable soy-based feed.
About Soy in Aquaculture
Feeding an all-plant protein, soybean meal-based feed to Pangasius catfish.