WHY DO WE FEED YOUR TROUT WITH INSECT?
INSECT WILL ALLOW US TO SUSTAINABLY EAT FARMED FISH... WHILE PRESERVING OUR OCEANS
Over half of the fish consumed worldwide comes from aquaculture (FAO)
One of the major challenges for the sustainable development of carnivorous fish farming is the availability of protein and lipid resources adapted to their nutritional needs.
INSECTS OFFER A SOLUTION !
Insects can participate to sustainably and naturally feeding of farmed fish.
We’ll explain why !
INSECT CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE GROWTH OF A SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE FOR QUALITY FISH TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE
Aquaculture is supported by the FAO (Food and agriculture United Nations organization) to ensure food security. Aquaculture is also recognized by the European Commission as one of the 5 pillars of Blue Growth which can create added value and durable jobs.
Aquaculture will cover more than 60% of global needs by 2030 (FAO)
Sustainable fisheries and sustainable aquaculture are complementary and inseparable to protect wild fish stocks.
Mr. Goodfish recommends insect-fed fish as it contributes to the growth of a sustainable aquaculture.
INSECTS ON THE MENU... OF TROUT !
In the wild, trout feed partly on insects. So it's a return to the roots for trout, excellent fly gulpers!
Extraordinary May fly outbreaks occur each spring on many trout rivers. When these large yellow flies appear, the trout take advantage of the opportunity and have a feast.
Including insect proteins in the diet of aquaculture fish reduces by half the need for wild fishmeal used in conventional feeds. In addition to being a natural fish food, insect protein also helps to preserve our ocean’s resources.
The term "insect-fed fish” exclusively applies to aquaculture fish that respect the following criteria:
- • The fish were fed with a feed where at least 50% of fishmeal was replaced by insect meal (e.g.: a 8% total inclusion rate in the feed for trout in the Auchan chain
- • The fish have at least doubled in weight during the period when they were fed with an insect protein based feed
FISH CONTRIBUTES TO YOUR HEALTH AND IT'S DELICIOUS: LET YOURSELF BE TEMPTED BY THE RECIPE OF THE INSECT-FED TROUT OF REMY GIRAUD !
In addition to providing all the benefits specific to fish, including essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals, fish from aquaculture also has the advantage of containing many polyunsaturated fatty acids (Omega 3) (Study with 60 million consumers).
REMY GIRAUD ★★ Chef at the “Michelin guide”, Hauts de Loire estate
TROUT BISCUIT WITH SORREL JUICE – INGREDIENTS (4 PERS):
- 4 TROUT FED WITH INSECTS
- 4 THIN SLICES OF WHITE BREAD (0,5 MM)
- 50 GR CLARIFIED BUTTER
- 50 GR TROUT MEAT
- 7,5 GR SHALLOTS SWEATED IN BUTTER
- 1/3 WHOLE EGG
- 75 GR FARM CREAM
- TROUT BONES AND HEADS
- 50 GR DRY WHITE WINE
- ¼ LITRE OF WATER
- 4 BUTTON MUSHROOMS
- 75 GR LIQUID CREAM
- 40 GR SORREL LEAVES
- PM: FRESH BUTTER
We tell you more on the insect-farming
THE BREEDING OF OUR HERMETIA ILLUCENS FLY : ON A SHORT LOOP CIRCULAR MODEL
We are particularly proud of our short loop insect production model.
A model that up-cycles agricultural co-products in a circular and zero waste approach.
A LOCAL AND FRENCH PRODUCTION
Your Auchan trout fed with insects come from an entirely French production. Traceability is ensured throughout the production chain, and our local model helps to limit the negative environmental impacts associated with transportation.
France is one of the largest trout producers in Europe and its fish farmers are pioneers in sustainable aquaculture
Where can I find insect-fed fish ?
Auchan, partner from the first hour of the initiative, is gradually introducing trout fed with insects in different stores around France as production increases. Insect fed trout can be identified by an "insect fed fish" logo