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dc.contributor.authorStevens, Julien Ren_UK
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Richarden_UK
dc.contributor.authorTlusty, Michaelen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLittle, David Cen_UK
dc.description.abstractSince 2000, the use of wild fish inputs in the production of farm raised fish outputs, also known as the Fish In: Fish Out (FI:FO) ratio, has been a primary concern of the sustainability dialogue surrounding aquaculture production. Far less attention has been placed on the sustainability of downstream processing, including how by-products are managed. This paper contributes new information on the current utilisation of aquaculture by-products in a case study on the Scottish Atlantic salmon industry. The findings show that there is considerable potential to increase the sustainability of the industry through maximising human edible yield by strategically managing by-products. Supporting the movement towards the full utilisation of by-products, this paper goes a step further by emphasising the need to maximise their use in human consumption and select animal feeds, highlighting the economic, food security, and environmental benefits of doing so. Through exploratory scenarios based on the case study, the paper identifies that Scotland could increase food production from fish farming by over 60%, increase by-product revenue by 803%, and increase the industry bottom-line by over 5%, all without having to put any new cages in the water, or use any more marine resources. As the aquaculture industry moves into a new era of production and processing, where a diverse range of products can be produced from a single species, sustainability will be sought throughout the value chain. It is hoped that the ideas raised within this paper will encourage further discussion and collaboration on this topic going forward.en_UK
dc.relationStevens JR, Newton R, Tlusty M & Little DC (2018) The rise of aquaculture by-products: Increasing food production, value, and sustainability through strategic utilisation. Marine Policy, 90, pp. 115-124.
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Stevens JR, Newton R, Tlusty M & Little DC (2018) The rise of aquaculture by-products: Increasing food production, value, and sustainability through strategic utilisation, Marine Policy, 90, pp. 115-124. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.12.027 © 2018, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subjectMarine resourcesen_UK
dc.subjectFish In: Fish Out ratioen_UK
dc.subjectScottish Atlantic Salmonen_UK
dc.subjectFood productionen_UK
dc.titleThe rise of aquaculture by-products: Increasing food production, value, and sustainability through strategic utilisationen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
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dc.citation.jtitleMarine Policyen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Aquacultureen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Massachusetts at Bostonen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationInstitute of Aquacultureen_UK
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rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorStevens, Julien R|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorNewton, Richard|0000-0003-1481-995Xen_UK
local.rioxx.authorTlusty, Michael|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorLittle, David C|0000-0002-6095-3191en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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