Insects As Fish Food

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Many fish are predators and naturally consume insects as part of their diet. Thus, it may seem strange that the European Union in its oversight of food production does not currently allow the use of commercially reared insects in feed for fish. Insects are a good source of protein and can make efficient use of otherwise unused resources. The need for new and sustainable protein makes insects a logical food choice for fish. This led the EU review and revise its standards. The EU plans to allow insects in fish feed starting in July of 2017.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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