Scientist in Hawaii Create New Fish Feed… Out of Fish

What a great way to dispose of the parts of the fish that you can’t eat anyways:

Fish Byproduct, picture courtesy of the USDA

Fish byproducts may be a new source of fish feed, thanks to research by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded scientists in Hawaii.

Research scientist Dong-Fang Deng and her colleagues with the Oceanic Institute in Waimanalo, Hawaii, are collaborating with USDA food technologist Peter Bechtel to develop the new fish feeds. Bechtel is with the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Subarctic Agricultural Research Unit in Kodiak, Alaska. ARS is the USDA’s principal intramural scientific research agency.

The scientists are taking fish parts that would normally be discarded—head, tail, bone, skin and internal organs—and fashioning them into feeds for shrimp and fish. They are currently testing the feeds on Pacific threadfin (Polydactylus sexfilis)—or “moi” as Hawaiians call it—and Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei)...

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