The F3 Team visited China where we met with Alpha Feed, Yuehai and F3 Fish-Free Feed Challenge winner, Evergreen. We were also honored to meet with China’s deputy director of Fisheries Bureau under the Minister of Agriculture and his staff, where we agreed to work together on areas of mutual interest. In Japan, we met with Dainichi, Kindai University and the Ministry of Fisheries with the purpose of discussing the potential of trials for fish-free feeds.
To test the feasibility of a global Feed Innovation Network, we ran a simple test to export promising F3 feeds from the US to China via Myanmar and Vietnam. We concluded that because of importation regulations, exporting feeds from small companies to China and Japan from the US would be difficult. Our current thinking is to offer ‘open formula’ F3 feeds to China and Japan. However, F3 feed trials
be conducted in Myanmar and Vietnam, and we think those are promising locations.
The F3 Team was granted a trademark for our ‘fishy’ logo above. The
Feed Innovation Network
website has more content. The website has methods for
testing facilities in the Americas
where evaluations can be conducted.
We just received notice that we have received outside funding to develop fish-free feeds for yellowtail and Rudderfish as a collaborator with Kampachi Farms. The research associated with the NOAA Saltonstall-Kennedy grant will be conducted over the next two years.