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In connection with the worldwide rise in the price of mineral fertilizers, Indian scientists have developed an alternative. Staff at the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology in Kochi, India, have developed two products made from shrimp shells as attempts to produce economically viable products from fish waste gathers momentum in the country.

The institute has already signed a memorandum of understanding with Quest Bio Organics in Kolkata to commercialize two technologies developed from shrimp shell waste: a plant growth enhancer (leaf spray) and a dry animal feed additive.


Quest Bio Organics is a technology platform for the research, development and marketing of products for the agricultural sector.


Leaf spray is a specialized fertilizer that contains antimicrobial compounds to increase crop yields and disease resistance. The second product includes protein, carotenoids, PUFA, calcium and other beneficial substances.


Dr. Ravishankar SN, Director of ICAR-CIFT, noted that increasing agricultural production per unit area of land has always been a key issue for Indian agriculture.


In this situation, liquid leaf fertilizer with the properties of a growth activator and protection is a relevant product, especially since in its production, shrimp heads, usually ending up in waste, play a completely different role.


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Likewise, a zero-waste feed additive for animals will not only improve livestock productivity and save money for farmers, but also stimulate the development of the entire national feed industry, which has stagnated in recent years. After all, such an organic product may well be exported. “Fish waste should be turned into wealth,” the scientist summed up.



News Source: ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Kochi, Kerala)