Beetles, Flies and Crickets Oh My! Insects Approved As Fish Food in Europe


In Belgium, FEFAC has allowed farmed fish producers to use insects as feed as a way to help improve the sustainability of aquaculture in the E.U. Insects are high in digestible proteins, making it a good alternative for animal feed, especially fish farming which often faces criticism for its feed. Insect farmers will face the same regulation as other animal farmers such as ensuring they aren’t fed with livestock manure. FEFAC is encouraging more research into insect farming and using farmed insects for other products that can utilize its high protein value.

Perhaps they can add the insects as an ingredient in the new biodegradable fish food golf balls being used in Connecticut that we reported on last month? Stay tuned to see if insect farming will become a booming industry in Europe and elsewhere.