Demand for fish and shellfish from aquaculture is growing by three to four percent every year and will continue to expand with nine billion people consuming ever-larger amounts of it by 2050. At the same time the amount of farm land available for feed production will remain limited. With these challenges ahead, aquaculture farmers need to build on experience and expertise in nutrition. This is an essential investment as it helps to care for the environment and animals alike, saves money, keeps farm operations efficient and ready for the future.
BASF’s feed additives help aquaculture farmers to be successful. They not only efficiently bind toxins in the feed and help with top performance and vital growth, they also supply the animals with essential nutrients and vitamins. Apart from that they can make fish and shellfish more appealing to consumers. Lucantin®, for example, gives trout and salmon delicate pink flesh and makes the skin of shellfish a beautiful, vivid color.