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the vegetarian carnivore: can we really feed plants to salmon?

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the vegetarian carnivore: can we really feed plants to salmon?

on the face of it, the idea of feeding plants to salmon and other carnivorous fish might seem ludicrous, but it’s something that has been developing for a number of years. fish feed is a whole industry in itself – one that generates substantial research to create the ‘optimal’ feed for securing fish health and growth, and of course be cost-effective. thanks to innovative recipes, the amount of fishmeal used in feed has been declining in developed nations. in 1995, for example, 45% of salmon compound feed was fishmeal but by 2008, this had dropped to 20%, and is predicted to drop to around 12% by 2020.  some of this fishmeal has been replaced with agriculture and fishery waste. some ...