▲ Last year, a group of sardines died in Masan Bay.

The "sardine carcasses" that caused trouble for fishermen due to their horrible stench were used to produce high-quality fish and fish farming. It is news that it has been transformed into livestock feed.

The National Institute of Fisheries Sciences (hereinafter referred to as the Institute of Fisheries Science) has been promoting high-quality fish farming using sardine carcasses as the "sardine die-off" situation that occurred last year has been repeated without fail this year. It was announced today (21st) that it is developing livestock feed manufacturing technology and promoting industrialization.

The technology developed by the institute this time is the axis · It was developed based on the fact that the food source of insects (Dongae, etc.), which is in the spotlight as an ingredient in aquatic feed, is organic waste (food scraps) and that sardines are high in useful components such as omega-3 and protein.

As a result of researching the optimal amount of sardine carcasses added as a food source, the veterinary clinic was able to produce more nutrient-rich Dongae lantern than before.

In fact, those who ate sardines had a higher omega-3 content than those who ate conventional feed.

In the case of sardines, the deterioration of freshness occurs very quickly, so most of the collected carcasses are incinerated.

However, due to the rapid increase in the sardine population in recent years, there has been a sardine mass death this year as well as last year, and there was an emergency for a time due to the horrible stench.

Accordingly, based on the technology developed this time, the institute plans to promote crowdfunding with a feed industry to verify the marketability of feeds such as fish farming and livestock using sardines, and to industrialize in earnest through public relations.

Woo Dong-sik, Director of the National Institute of Fisheries Science, said, "As a result of the research on the transformation of sardine resources that are discarded in large quantities into feed, it has become possible to generate income for fishermen, the feed industry, and pet-related industries and preserve the environment" and added, "We hope that the developed original technology will lead the creation of new high added value in the fishery industry through crowdfunding."

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