Are farms healthy environments for producing fish and shrimp? 

Yes. Aquaculture farming systems must comply with extremely strict requirements designed to safeguard animal welfare, hygiene and safety. These also ensure a wide range of characteristics are optimised, including water and waste management.   

The quality of the farming environment and the systems used play a vital role in the end-product quality of all aquaculture species.  

Constant checks are carried out at farms by authorities and the farmers themselves. These include assessments of the chemical, physical and biological characteristics of the water to ensure the suitability for fish or shrimp production, while the method by which waste water is managed is also evaluated. Furthermore, specific animal welfare protocols exist to ensure low-density farmingand the adoption of procedures that minimise potentially stressful situations. Together, these and other steps help to minimise the environmental impact of aquaculture and improve the welfare of the fish and shrimp being farmed.  

FAQs

Why choose farmed over wild fish?
Are farmed fish and shrimp healthy to eat?
Do salmon and trout feeds contain colouring?
What ingredients are in Skretting feeds?
Are the raw materials that Skretting uses in its feeds responsibly sourced?
Do feeds contain chemicals or preservatives dangerous to human health?
Are the animal by-products used in aquaculture feeds dangerous to human health?
Do feeds contain growth hormones or antibiotics?
What are fish meal and fish oil, and why are they used in aquaculture feeds?
Is low fish meal/fish oil content in feeds harmful to fish and shrimp?
Does Skretting use novel ingredients in its feeds?
What is ethoxyquin and is it safe?
Are circular economy principles applied to aquaculture feeds?
Is aquaculture sustainable?
Is aquaculture controlled?
Why is aquaculture important?
Why do aquaculture species grow quickly?
Are farms healthy environments for producing fish and shrimp?
How much wild fish is needed to feed farmed fish?
Are Skretting feeds sustainable?
Is it safe to eat farmed fish and shrimp?
How is Skretting contributing to feeding a growing global population?
Is one feed sufficient for all aquaculture species?
How much feed is needed to grow a farmed fish?
Can efficient feed management help improve the sustainability of aquaculture?
Does fish feed have a shelf life?
How do I order feed and how is it delivered?