Enhancing aquaculture practices and product innovations to conserve water resources
Clean water is beneficial for healthy, strong aquaculture production. Water quality is a major focus for Cargill across our agricultural businesses as we work to conserve water, improve water quality and promote access to clean water. We continue to develop ways to reduce the environmental impact of aquaculture and improve water stewardship.
In aquaculture, we focus on water quality in two ways:
- Production practices: We work with fish and seafood producers to identify areas for improving water quality management by advancing feed management and deploying sustainable practices.
- Feed integrity: We develop and deploy best practices and innovations that prevent aquaculture feeds from breaking down in the water.
These steps are an important part of the effort Cargill is making to ensure environmental sustainability, prevent pollution and continually improve performance across the aquaculture supply chain.
Cargill is conscious of the importance of water usage and potential negative impact of water discharge and will refine our methods for monitoring and follow up. Water in the salmon feed factories, for example, is sourced either from the water utilities in Canada, Norway and Scotland or from ground water in Chile.
Aquaculture nutrition solutions
We provide sustainable solutions for farmers of salmon, tilapia, shrimp, carp, catfish and other species of fish and seafood.