Academic Venture Fund - 2017

No Fish Tale: Feed of the Future

Fish in a fishery

World demand for seafood is rising as wild fish stocks decline, creating an urgent need for new sources of protein to grow fish. The researchers are developing an innovative process for converting the aquaculture industry's wastes into protein-rich feed. The technique acid-preserves offal from seafood processing facilities and solidifies it, creating a sustainable feed directly out of fishery byproducts for use at nearby fish farms. The new feed system could eventually replace fishmeal, reducing the aquaculture industry's feed cost--and carbon footprint.

Investigators: Eugene Won, Helene Marquis, Joe Regenstein