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  • AQUACULTURE WASTE
  • FARMED SALMON ESCAPE
  • FARMED SALMON TOXICITY
  • AQUACULTURE FEED
Winning Issue » AQUACULTURE FEED


About half the fish we eat are now raised in aquafarm pens. However, many farmed fish are carnivorous and consume large amounts of fishmeal or fish-oil pellets, both of which are produced from wild fish. It is estimated that 5 pounds of wild fish are needed to produce a single pound of farmed fish. And as this industry grows, so does the need for anchovies, sardines, herring and other whitebait fish. This usage increasingly puts pressure on the food supply of birds, mammals and wild fish that prey upon these stocks. Some feed production companies are now using more plant-based raw materials in their products, cutting the amount of fish meal and fish oil in half.

Supporters claim aquafarms help satisfy consumer demand for some seafood species – thereby protecting their wild counterparts. They say aquaculture is needed help feed the world’s growing population. Critics claim our aquaculture industry’s methods are not sustainable for themselves, wild fish food stocks, or wild species that prey upon these stocks.

Proposed Legislation: To increase the research and development of alternative aquaculture feeds
Prospective Sponsor: Rep. Don Young (AK)



Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current aquaculture feed policy and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA).
  • I support increasing the research and development of alternative aquaculture feeds; evaluating alternative protein and oil sources from by-products of the biofuel and fish processing industries, as well as from worms, insects and algae, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Don Young (AK) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.


Winning Option

  • I support increasing the research and development of alternative aquaculture feeds; evaluating alternative protein and oil sources from by-products of the biofuel and fish processing industries, as well as from worms, insects and algae, and wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of Rep. Don Young (AK) and/or to an advocate group currently working with this issue.
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
September 19, 2022
Pledge Period - Closing Date
September 25, 2022
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September 26, 2022


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