Aquaculture is the breeding and harvesting of plants and animals in water. It can take place in natural bodies of water such as ponds, lakes, and marshland as well as brackish water and the ocean. Aquaculture can also be conducted in man-made water vessels (or equipment) such as tanks which are commonly found in fish hatcheries.
Aquaculture is commonly referred to as fish farming and is what you purchase at your local grocer when you pick up farm-raised salmon. Typical species that are found in aquacultural systems include oysters, salmon, trout, hard and soft-shell clams, and other shellfish. It is one of the fastest growing forms of food production in the world. Because harvest from many wild fisheries has peaked globally, aquaculture is widely recognized as an effective way to meet the seafood demands of a growing population.
Universal Green Commodities sources only the highest quality feed ingredients for the aquaculture community. Some of the ingredients UGC provides to the fish farming community are; Fish meal, corn gluten meal, poultry by product meal, soybean meal, spray dried blood meal, fish oil, wheat and feather meal.