Why do aquaculture species grow quickly? 

In aquaculture, all of the production factors are optimised. This makes it possible for farmed species to reach market sizes faster than wild species. This focus ensures that aquaculture can increasingly meet the food demands of a growing global population. At Skretting, our expert scientists at the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre have detailed knowledge of the nutritional, health and feed needs of the species we provide feed for. Extensive R&D programs mean that we can optimise each feed to maximise fish and shrimp performance while ensuring they stay healthy. 

 

The diets of farmed fish and shrimp are closely managed in terms of quantity and frequency, with a strong focus on achieving the right balance between growth rates and optimal resource use. By providing these animals with all of the nutrients that they require at regular intervals and guaranteeing an optimal farm environment, it is possible to speed up the growth cycle in comparison with those targeted in wild-capture fisheries.  

This means that in the same period of time, aquaculture can produce more fish and help satisfy the growing demand for seafood without harming biodiversity.  

FAQs

Why choose farmed over wild fish?
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