Fish and Beer
They say that vice-use goes up in times of economic uncertainty - but who would've known that even fish would start getting in on the act. "Currently around the world, fisheries have hit a brick wall when it comes to commercial aquaculture. These commercial industries often rely on other fish to feed their current stock. So what's a fishery to do when there are not enough low quality fish in the ocean to go around?"
The Oberon Company seeks to solve this problem, albeit in a very unconventional way. By using the waste products from beer breweries (a daily 50,000-pound-pudding of hops and barley), Oberon is able to make a fish meal replacement (FMR) that would save money for the fisheries and countless underpolutated Nemos from becoming fish-food.
Testing is already underway in Hawaii and Peru, and pending succesful results, large-scale production could begin in as little as a year.
Image: "Fish and Beer" by Mindy Hertzon on Flickr courtesy of Creative Commons.Tweet