Future of Fish Feed (F3) is a collaborative effort between NGOs, researchers, and private partnerships to accelerate the commercialization of innovative, alternative aquaculture feed ingredients to replace wild-caught fish. Past feeds have relied on wild-caught fish, which is unsustainable since wild caught stocks are declining.
1. Launched the F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge in 2015 to create Fish Free Feeds, also called F3. The winner of this challenge was announced on Oct 3-4 at the Global Aquaculture Alliance in Dublin. The challenge was for an aquafeed company to either produce and sell the most seafood-free aquaculture feed using innovative formulations of proteins and lipids by the challenge end date, September 15, 2017, or be the first to reach 100,000 metric tons (mT) of seafood-free feed sales. Companies from Australia, Austria, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, South Africa, Thailand, and the U.S. competed. A list of companies that had sales of verified F3 feed products is here.
2. Held a meeting in the San Francisco Bay Area in Jan 2017 to facilitate networking between the contestants of Fish-Free Feeds and large feed companies. Discussions at this meeting prompted the development of our Feed Innovation Network, which encourages sustainable innovations in fish-free aquaculture feed ingredients by sharing experimental protocols, and directing ingredient companies to test facilities that can implement these protocols.
3. Launched the F3 Fish Oil Challenge.
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|Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons||University of Arizona||Former President World Aquaculture Society, Aquaculture and Integrated Farming Systems, Aquaculture Extension Specialist, Tilapia Expert, Fullbright Fellow|
Technical Advisory Panel
|Dr. Rick Barrows||Aquatic Feed Technologies, USDA/ARS ret.||Nutritionist, Feed and Fish physiology, F3 Chief Scientific Adviser Background, Publications|
|Dr. Michael Tlusty||University of Massachusetts Boston||Seafood Sustainability, Research Faculty in Aquaculture, Sustainable Seafood Policy and Management|
|Dr. Roz Naylor||Stanford University||Food Security and the Environment, Economist|
|Dr. Hillary Egna||Oregon State University||Aquaculture and International Development|
Industry Advisory Panel