As demand for seafood has quickly grown, so too has demand for fish to feed to other fish. Aquaculture production has more than doubled since 2000. Recognizing that the ocean can't keep up, NovoNutrients is working on making fish feed from carbon dioxide. "We are confident that the need and potential profits are so great, that there will be many profitable firms supplying the aquaculture feed mill companies," says Kevin Fitzsimmons, an expert in aquaculture and a professor at the UA.
New, dynamic food system strategies are necessary in the 21st century to help reduce hunger, ensure agricultural stability and livelihoods, and prevent environmental degradation. As a land-grant university, the UA has spent years equipping students, local Arizonans, and partners around the world with agricultural and resource management tools and the insights into food security that will help solve the food challenges of the future.