Volume 94 Issue 48 | p. 12 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 5, 2016 | Web Date: December 1, 2016

Companies invest in aquaculture ingredients

BASF, Cargill, Calysta advance alternatives to wild fish
Department: Business
Keywords: biotechnology, fish, feed, aquaculture

Cargill, BASF, and U.S. start-up Calysta are moving ahead with novel technologies for making proteins and oils for feeding farmed fish. Their goal is to reduce the use of wild fish in fish feed, a practice widely recognized as unsustainable. Currently, about one-quarter of the 85 million metric tons of wild fish caught each year is used as food for cultivated species.

California-based Calysta says it has raised money from several investors, including Cargill, to . . .

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