Certified feed mills shall comply with applicable business-related laws and environmental regulations dealing with, for example, waste disposal, effluents and pest control. Facilities shall also meet established standards for product safety, complying with local and national regulations and the requirements of export markets.
Feed mills are a critical support industry for aquaculture, with expenditures on feed often the single most important cost of producing aquatic species. Feed mills can represent considerable sources of employment and tax revenue for local communities and national governments.
Aquafeed producers have an important role to play in adopting sustainable sourcing policies, formulating and manufacturing nutritionally balanced diets that increase feed efficiency, and providing reliable information to their customers.