Environmental impacts of marine ingredients
....you can only manage what you can measure
As greenhouse gas emissions blanket the Earth, they trap the sun’s heat, causing climate change
A carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions (from a process or an activity) causing global warming
Food systems are responsible for around one third of global greenhouse gas emissions.
The aquaculture sector represents 0.49% of global greenhouse gas emissions
Fish need to be fed, but feed has a carbon footprint
Assessing environmental sustainability is much more than just carbon footprint
Environmental impacts (inputs and releases) do not just occur on the production unit
A product’s whole life cycle needs to be considered
Why measure the environmental impacts of marine ingredients?
How to compare the impacts of marine ingredients with that of other feed ingredients?
LCA analyses in the feed sector are mandated by the EU to be based on economic allocation
Fishmeal and fish oil's footprint is low compared to that of other feed ingredients
Regular data updates are needed, leading to an IFFO project (2023)
Comparing apples with apples is the way forward