Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) works to create new opportunities for soybean farmers within a growing domestic market: Aquaculture. SAA funds solutions-driven research and educational programs that increase the utilization of U.S. soybeans in the diets of fish and shrimp, through affiliations with academic and private researchers and industry leaders. Soy-based feeds bring in a nutritional, sustainable, efficient, and consistent quality that can keep the domestic aquaculture market growing.
Soy-based feeds contain a large quantity of essential amino acids that are highly digestible.
U.S.-grown soy is processed under better conditions than soybean products from other origins, leading to a more consistent product that has higher-quality protein content.
Reducing or removing fishmeal requirements in feeds reduces dependence on marine life used for fishmeal, which generally comes in fixed volumes that are more expensive than soy.
Soy-based feeds in aquaculture diets are ideal — from digestibility to protein content, U.S. soy is a higher-quality, lower-cost feed ingredient for most fish and shrimp species.
Increasing soy inclusion in aquaculture diets requires understanding of benefits and improvements to be made. SAA provides support for numerous research studies that bring practical solutions to the complex needs of the food chain. From genetics and systems trials, to inclusion rates and social license importance, SAA is proud to fund projects that positively contribute to the aquaculture industry and its inclusion of soy-based feeds.Do your own research