Scientists take the fish out of fish food

Nile tilapia grow larger when fed microalgae in place of the usual fish oil

It’s one of the great environmental ironies of aquaculture – although the fish themselves come from farms, the food that they’re raised on still contains wild-caught fish. A few years ago, however, a study showed that prawns could be fed microbes instead of fish byproducts. Now, a more recent study has concluded the same thing about tilapia, one of the most farmed fish in the world.

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