The F-3 Fish Free Feed Challenge: Finding cost-effective fish-free feeds
Hanna Stoner November 07, 2017
Annually, since 2015, the F3 challenge takes place, which is a global competition with the goal of finding innovative fish free feeds. It is a challenge for aquafeed companies to produce and sell the most seafood-free aquaculture feed or be the first to reach 100,000 metric tons of seafood-free sales. Fish-based fish feeds are common throughout the world, but they are not sustainable (you can ready more about sustainable fish feeds in my ealier post here). Thus far companies from Australia, Austria, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, South Africa, Thailand and the U.S. have participated. This years winner was an organization from China, that created alternative feeds for tilapia and carp (Fletcher, 2017). The runner up was Htoo Thit Company, a company based in Myanmar. This comanpy creates plant-based feeds from some vegetable proteins. This organization has also created supplements for fish, they have created a supplement designed to prevent anutritional effects of mycotozins, which are procuded by fungi and contaminate crops (“BIOMIN Participates to Fish-Free Feed (F3) Challenge, 2017). Supplements like this provide solutions for some of the issues that fish free feeds may cause...