Report suggests astaxanthin market @ $2.57 billion by 2025

Adoption of advanced technologies in various stages of natural astaxanthin production, such as microalgae harvesting, cultivation, extraction, and drying, have been major factors driving astaxanthin’s market growth, expected to reach USD $2.57 billion by 2025. The new report, by Grand View Research…

Algae.Tec announces expanded product range

Algae.Tec Limited has announced its planned expansion into a range of high-value product lines. Their controlled growth proprietary technology combined with their algae species research and development has enabled the Company to develop a series of high quality liquid and… [Read the full story]

Alltech sees big growth in algae for aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing segment in the feed industry. According to the 2017 Alltech Global Feed Survey, the aquaculture industry experienced a 12 percent increase in feed production in 2016, to 39.9 million metric tons. “‘The Fish to 2030: Prospects for Fisheries and Aquaculture’ report produced…

TomAlgae qualifies for Fish-Free Feed Challenge

The Fish Site reports an update to the Fish-Free Feed (F3) Challenge, which was launched in November 2015 on the HeroX crowdfunding site. The competition is intended to encourage innovation of alternative ingredients for aquaculture feeds, improve the industry’s sustainability and reduce pressure on wild-caught…

Tasmanian salmon producers switching to natural astaxanthin

Rose Donohoe writes in Tasmania’s New Daily that two of the country’s largest salmon producers have announced they will soon use natural pigment supplements in their fish feed, three days after an ABC Four Corners report on the state’s industry discussed the use of a synthetic version to color the flesh…

Sustainable Aquaculture

Seafood accounts for the largest single source of protein worldwide. With ocean harvesting nearing its limits, sustainable aquaculture is starting to bridge the increasing gap caused by insatiable demand. A family-owned Australian company, Pacific Reef Fisheries, operates a 98 pond grow-out facility that supplies…

A breakthrough in fish-free aquaculture feed?

Scientists at Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, have discovered that marine microalgae can completely replace the wild fish oil currently used to feed tilapia, the second most farmed fish in the world and the most widely farmed in the United States. The findings, which appear in the open-access journal PLOS ONE…

Soaring fishmeal prices make algae more appetizing

Jason Holland writes in SeafoodSounce.com that the ability of marine and freshwater algae to produce omega-3 oils makes them increasingly suitable for replacing price volatile fish oil and fishmeal products, especially aquaculture feeds. The fish and shrimp farming sectors have been experiencing significant…

NMSU Feeding Algae, Cottonseed to Shrimp

Researchers at New Mexico State University, in Las Cruces, are researching whether a mix of algae and cottonseed meal can make it economically viable for farmers to grow shrimp in the Desert Southwest…

AIM Interview: Susan Kunz, BioVantage CEO

Susan M. Kunz, President and Chief Executive Officer of BioVantage, describes herself in part as a “startup addict,” this being her fourth company built from the ground up…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 6

In over 40 countries, tablets, powder and capsules are widely used supplements. Spirulina is a featured ingredient in pasta, cookies, snack bars and juice drinks, and in personal care products like skin creams and shampoos…

A.I.M. Interview: USDA’s Dr. Rick Barrows

As the world’s appetite for the lean protein of fish grows, so does the demand for alternatives to traditional fishmeal, the blends of small fish species—including herring, capeli and menhaden…