Forage Fish Savings Estimator

The primary goal of our efforts is to speed up the development of innovative ingredients and adoption of fish-free feeds on aquaculture farms to reduce the use of wild forage fish and thereby aid in protecting the ocean ecosystems that rely on them.

To help quantify the impact that our Challenges have had towards meeting this goal, we used the methodology detailed here to estimate forage fish usage in feeds. By comparing the forage fish requirement of an improved (fishmeal- and/or fish oil- reduced) diet for a given species to the forage fish requirement of a typical diet for that species, we can estimate the number of forage fish saved by using the improved diet.

We have also developed an online Forage Fish Savings Estimator that uses the methodology above for calculating the forage fish savings between an improved and typical diet for a given species and quantity of that species produced.