Fecal output and environmental sustainability
One of the biggest challenges facing aquaculture is the environmental impact of organic waste and the potential for eutrophication in systems that interact with the natural environment. Feces from aquaculture and unconsumed feed have a high potential to enrich the water and seabed with nutrients which can dramatically shift the surrounding ecosystem.
In intensive, closed systems that use recirculating systems, excess feed, feces and dissolved nutrients in tanks must be filtered in order to maintain a suitable growing environment. This involves the removal of solid organic waste as well as conversion of ammonia to nitrate.
Hamlet Protein offers HP AquaSure, a specialty soy-based ingredient that reduces the volume of feces produced, lessening the potential for environmental impacts in open aquaculture systems and providing advantages for solid waste management in closed systems.
A sustainable choice
As the world population continues to grow, the demand for safe feed and food increases. At the same time, we need to make responsible use of scarce resources, to protect our planet.
Investing in new technologies and research, Hamlet Protein supports producers around the world to increase their productivity in a sustainable manner.
Soy is an important ingredient for Hamlet Protein and for our customers. We commit to sourcing responsible soy that does not contribute to deforestation or habitat conversion.