Tesco encourages sustainable feeding practices in the aquaculture industry
Microalgae for salmon feed. (Photo: fiskepleje.dk| FIS)
(UNITED KINGDOM, 8/13/2019)
As part of its Little Helps Plan commitment to lead the industry in addressing the key sustainability challenges in its supply chain, Tesco has been exploring how more algal oil can be incorporated into the diet of fish that they sell, starting with salmon, its most popular species of farmed fish.
"We have been working collaboratively with our key salmon suppliers to support them scale up the use of more sustainable feed ingredients, such as omega-3 rich algal oil. Encouragingly, one of our main suppliers in Norway has already started to supply us with some salmon that were partially fed with omega-3 oils from algal oil", the retail company says.