Video: Aquaculture Abounds this Week with New Video Premiere and U.S. Aquaculture Week

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Saving Seafood has released a preview of a new video showcasing the vital role that marine ingredients play in the expanding, sustainable aquaculture industry. The video, produced in partnership with the International Fish Meal and Fish Oil Organisation (IFFO) and Omega Protein, will debut next week at IFFO's Annual Conference in Berlin.

People talk about fish meal replacements; there really aren’t fish meal replacements, because no one ingredient is going to have everything that fish meal has.

Global experts agree: the marine ingredients used to sustain aquaculture are irreplaceable for their nutritive benefits for aquaculture species and the human consumers who eventually enjoy them as food. In conjunction with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) first-ever Aquaculture Week, Saving Seafood announces a new video showcasing the vital role that marine ingredients play in the expanding, sustainable aquaculture industry. Produced in partnership with the International Fish Meal and Fish Oil Organisation(IFFO) and Omega Protein, the video features interviews with aquaculture industry leaders and experts from both sides of the Atlantic.

"People talk about fish meal replacements; there really aren't fish meal replacements, because no one ingredient is going to have everything that fish meal has," explains Dr. Rick Barrows in the video. Dr. Barrows is a Fish Nutritionist at the USDA's Agricultural Research Service Fish Technology Center in Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Barrows, alongside Dr. Andrew Jackson, Technical Director of IFFO and recent recipient of the Seafood Champion Leadership Award at the 2015 SeaWeb Seafood Summit in New Orleans, Louisiana, join a handful of other global aquaculture experts in the new video.

This week, NOAA is "celebrating the important role of aquaculture in providing a sustainable seafood supply, building economic opportunities and resilience in coastal communities, and conserving our natural resources," just days ahead of IFFO's Annual Conference in Berlin, where attendees will view the premiere screening of "A Closer Look at Aquaculture and Marine Ingredients." With today's announcement, Saving Seafood includes a 30 second preview of the new video, and will release the full-length video to coincide with its showing at IFFO's Annual Conference.

Saving Seafood is a Washington D.C.-based non-profit that conducts media and public outreach on behalf of the seafood industry.

IFFO, the International Fish Meal and Fish Oil Organisation, is an international non-profit that represents and promotes the global fish meal, fish oil, and marine ingredients industry.

Omega Protein Corporation is a century old nutritional company that develops, produces and delivers healthy products throughout the world to improve the nutritional integrity of functional foods, dietary supplements and animal feeds.

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