MO Soy Promoting Innovative Aquaculture in Vietnam and Cambodia
Missouri Soy is promoting an in-pond raceway system in Vietnam and Cambodia. The program, established by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and the U.S. Soybean Export Council, looks to increase the use of U.S. beans in the diets of shrimp and fish. Missouri Soy calls the program the “gold standard” for aquaculture production.
“What it really does is maximize efficiency, both on the production side as well as the feed side,” says Matt Amick, Director of Biofuels & New Uses for the Missouri Soybean Association. “One of the things that it does is provide constant water circulation and really allows for the optimal water quality and feed management. It also removes the waste from the water more efficiently.”
Amick continues: “We are trying to showcase the in-pond raceway system across the world through two projects: one in Vietnam and one in Cambodia. We want to help grow adoption of this technology, but also showcase how U.S. soy products are really providing a competitive advantage in those systems.”
Amick says the partnership between U.S. soy farmers and southeast Asia hs been really successful using American soy products in their aquaculture production.
The following video provides more information on how an in-pond raceway system works.