Alternative feed ingredients are poised to play a critical role in aquaculture, both by helping remove limitations on feed production and by reducing the industry's carbon footprint to burnish its sustainability credentials, according to executives speaking at the IntraFish Aquaculture Innovation Summit 2021.

While aquaculture is being increasingly recognized as a sustainable industry, the message still hasn't broken through on a broader scale -- but investors see the marriage of alternative proteins and fish farming as a critical part of long-term growth.