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Growth of the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry does not require more fish oil

Understanding the relationship between the production of farmed Atlantic salmon and the use of marine resources is imperative for planning the future growth of this industry and the sustainable management of these marine resources. This study demonstrates that the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry can grow without the input of additional marine resources.

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Fig. 1: Potential production of Atlantic salmon under different FO and FM inclusion scenarios.


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This is a summary of: Rocker, M. M. et al. The judicious use of finite marine resources can sustain Atlantic salmon (salmo salar) aquaculture to 2100 and beyond. Nat. Food (2022).

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Growth of the Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry does not require more fish oil. Nat Food 3, 684–685 (2022).

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