About Aquaculture

Soybean meal is the most used protein source in aquaculture feed world-wide.

It has a high protein density, is highly digestible for most cultured fish and shrimp species, and can replace high-cost animal proteins and yield rapid fish growth.

As an environmentally sound solution to the growing global demand for nutritious seafood, U.S. soybean farmers are helping to revolutionize aquaculture around the world by growing a high-quality, sustainable, consistent and reliable crop.

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) – funded by the soybean producer checkoff, the United Soybean Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service – conducts research in fish nutrition and international marketing. These agencies develop aquaculture technologies and provide technical support to create soy-based feeds used successfully in aquaculture industries throughout the world. USSEC works collaboratively with producers, feed manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, and other ancillary industry sectors to address all aspects of the production cycle for aquaculture. And, for more than 30 years USSEC’s International Soy in Aquaculture Program has focused on developing, testing and demonstrating the value of U.S. soy products in aquafeeds for major farmed species around the world.

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Aquaculture Around the World

Explore USSEC’s aquaculture initiatives around the world.

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The Need for Soy-fed Fish

Learn the many benefits of soy in aquafeed.

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Using Soy to Feed Fish

Soy-based feed is consistent, sustainable and reliable.

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Saltwater Aquaculture Technology

Learn about ocean-based aquaculture technology.

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Freshwater Aquaculture Technology

Learn about freshwater aquaculture technology.

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Aquaculture Resources

Find more aquaculture resources on USSEC.ORG

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