Title What are the benefits of using larvae as animal food?

Year 2021

Client Euronews

For sturgeon or trout, insects are their natural feed. But researchers in Poland are looking into replacing what they eat on fish farmers with another kind of protein. Larvae and insects are being manufactured on a large scale to see whether fish and even poultry will accept them as a replacement to fishmeal.

The larvae only take two to eight weeks to develop. During that time they feed on biological waste and they don’t require much else. This makes them the perfect substitute for fishmeal and they also contribute to the circular economy.

Damian Jozefiak, the CEO of HiProMine, the company behind this European project, believes that studying and developing insect and larvae production on an industrial scale to transform them into protein for fish and animal consumption is key for a sustainable world.