Fish feed is the most important and costly input in production of salmon. Sustainable sourcing has long been on the agenda, and lack of sustainably fished marine ingredients has made feed producers substitute marine fish oil and fish meal with plant based ingredients. As the aquaculture industry continues to expand, we must source new feed ingredients to grow sustainably.
Input factors in fish feed, both marine ingredients and plant based ingredients, should come from sustainable sources.
We comply with the ASC standard for how much fish meal and fish oil we have in our feed.
FIGURE FEED INGREDIENTS
HOW WE WORK TO IMPROVE
Requirements for feed suppliers
- We demand that 100 % of marine ingredients comply with the sustainability standard set by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Iceland Responsible Fisheries Management (IRFM) Certification Programme, Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Programme, or International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization Responsible Supply Standard.
- We demand that no marine ingredients come from illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries.
- We demand that 100 % of soy ingredients are certified by the sustainability standards Proterra or Round Table on Responsible Soy
- In our supplier code of conduct, we require our suppliers to minimize their environmental impact, with a particular emphasis on use of limited resources and deforestation. Our suppliers are expected to identify and monitor their impact, and implement measures where needed
Developing more sustainable feed
- We are on the steering committee for the development of a new global ASC standard for fish feed.
- We cooperate with other players in the industry, such as the GSI, to encourage feed producers to increase focus on sustainable ingredients.
- We encourage our suppliers to participate in the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO), and their work with a standard for responsible resource use.
- We are in dialogue with suppliers of alternative ingredients, such as insect meal.
- We are partner to an R&D project, CO2 Bio, that uses CO2 from the oil and gas industry to produce algae as an alternative fish feed ingredient.