Are the animal by-products used in aquaculture feeds dangerous to human health? 

No. The safety of animal by-products has been proven by numerous scientific studies. Utilising these raw materials that would otherwise go to waste also helps to dramatically reduce the amount of fish meal and fish oil used by the industry. This contributes to the sustainability of the food industry and the circular bioeconomy.  

Various by-products from the slaughter and processing of animals destined for human consumption are used in aquaculture feeds. These raw materials are completely safe because they come from sources that have previously been subject to veterinary checks and have been determined to pose no danger to human health. These by-products are high in important protein, fat and minerals, and are therefore of precious nutritional value to carnivorous aquaculture species.  

The use of these raw materials in aquaculture delivers considerable benefits from an environmental perspective as it allows us to use resources that would otherwise go to waste to produce more food.  


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?