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Marubeni hopes Japan will snap up bug-based fish feed

Trading house teams with French startup on fishmeal alternative as costs rise

Fishmeal-based feed is getting more expensive for Japanese fish farmers.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Are insects the answer to the Japanese fish farming industry's worries about soaring food costs? Trading house Marubeni is on a quest to find out.

The Japanese company has signed a basic agreement with Ynsect, a French startup that operates insect farms raising nutrient-rich mealworm larvae, to develop feed suited to fish commonly farmed in Japan like sea bream and yellowtail.

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