The challenge: high-performing, low-footprint feed
Sustainable shrimp is hugely important for retailers, and increasingly for consumers who want to see shrimp and fish with a low environmental footprint on their plates. To meet this market demand, Oceanloop specialises in land-based shrimp farming which, being locally produced, also has the benefit of being very fresh.
The solution: jointly develop a local and circular feed
Together, Oceanloop and Protix addressed the challenge by developing a new sustainable feed exclusively for land-based shrimp. The new feed replaces marine proteins with locally sourced insect protein from a circular process. The product is not only more sustainable and fresher, initial research also shows a significant improvement in shrimp growth and survival rates.
The benefits: fresh, environmentally-friendly and healthy
- Sustainability. Sustainability goals are supported since feed is produced using locally sourced ingredients close to where it is needed.
- Quality & freshness. The short transport times of insect ingredients eliminate issues such as feed deterioration and loss of freshness due to the long shipping and storage.
- Health. Tasty insect-based feed has brought a significant improvement in the growth and survival rate of shrimp farmed on land: they thrive on the new product.