Producing Insect Meal And Oil For Fish Feeds
Agriculture|June 2019

THE USE OF COMMERCIAL FEEDS in aquaculture can be 60-70% of the total cost of production. The high cost is attributed to the cost of feed ingredients such as fish meal and oil, which are becoming short in supply and expensive. Substitutes for such ingredients that are more available and affordable are needed by the industry. One such animal protein and energy source for fish feeds that has promise is insect meal and oil.

Dr. Rafael D. Guerrero III

Zuridah Merican, editor of the AQUA Culture Asia Pacific Magazine (November/December 2018) reported on the “South African Success with Insect Meal and Oil.” AgriProtein, a company in Cape Town, South Africa started its industrial scale production of insect meal and oil in 2016. It is today the “world’s biggest farma-fly farm with 8.5 billion flies that convert organic wastes into a high protein ingredient for the global livestock and aquafeed industries.”

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