Insects for food and feed

 

 

 

EUfishmeal director Anne Mette Bæk was happy to participate in the Annual conference of The International Platform of Insects for food and feed as a speaker and participant in a roundtable discussion in the session: Synergies and complementary benefits of various alternative sources of protein.

 

European fishmeal and fish oil plants produce 530,000 tonnes of fishmeal and 160,000 tonnes of fish oil yearly. With about 1,000 tonnes of insect protein so far commercialized by European insect for use in aqua feed producers since the authorization of insect proteins the two sectors have very different production volumes.

 

The sectors have some synergies regarding political and regulatory issues as producers of animal protein and it is helpful for both sectors to keep a close dialogue and cooperation.