By The Nation
Vowing to maximise marine resource use, Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) wants to collaborate with various organisations to restore marine fertility and has set a target to reduce the fishmeal ratio in aquaculture feed production to no more than five per cent.
Sujint Thammasart, chief operating officer for CPF’s aquaculture business, said that the company has set a clear goal on marine resource consumption for maximum efficiency and sustainability. It aims to reduce the use of marine resources by upgrading animal breeding and cutting down seawater use in aquaculture operations. Fishmeal used in shrimp feed production will slide from the 35 per cent used 20 years ago to seven per cent and is targeted to fall further to five per cent in the next three years. The move is part of CPF’s support for legal fishing, said Sujint.
“We have clear guidelines in protection and conservation, to ensure the sustainability of marine resources. We place our emphasis on innovating shrimp feed formula to reduce fishmeal which is part of marine resources, and shifting from black tiger shrimp farming to Vannamei shrimp,” Sujint said.