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Expansion of North American Marine Aquaculture Jeopardized by Salmon Escape

The U.S. soybean sector has placed a high priority on promoting the use of soymeal and soy protein in aquaculture feeds in the U.S. and around the world. Most of the effort has been in Asia and Latin America where the aquaculture sector is the largest and governments are very supportive of expanding aquaculture production. Governments in this region view aquaculture as a way of producing seafood for their populations and export. As much as 10 MMT of soybean protein is now being used annually in aquaculture feeds around the world and the sector’s consumption is rising faster than that of other industries. The soybean sector has not focused much attention on promoting soy protein in the North American aquaculture sector because it is r...

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