Soy Aquaculture Alliance Applauds Approval of Taurine

Posted February 8, 2017 to the American Soybean Association

The Soy Aquaculture Alliance (SAA) welcomed approval last week of a new definition for taurine that now includes fish. Taurine is an important amino acid for fish, but it was not approved for use in aquafeeds produced in the United States. This left feed formulators in the U.S. with only the option of using fishmeal in the diets to meet the taurine needs of our animals, reducing the amount of U.S. soy that could be utilized. This approval caps a multi-year research effort supported by SAA, the United Soybean Board (USB), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

ASA is a proud member of the SAA, with Director George Goblish, of Minnesota, serving on the SAA Board.

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