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Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst


This manual is a resource for fisheries, hatcheries, and farms of all types that wish to exercise a sustainable management system utilizing black soldier fly larvae through the minimization of waste. Although black soldier fly larvae can be fed to small livestock such as chickens and rodents, this project and manual are tailored specifically to freshwater fish in hopes of closing the significant gap and inefficiencies of fish management and subsequent waste throughout the New England coastal area. There is an evident opportunity to harness black soldier fly larvae’s extraordinary bioconversion of organic matter that can lead to not only a higher level of nutritional supplementation, but also the abatement of fees for feed. Researching the various facets of this viable process can lead to several invaluable benefits in the future for any animal management facility.



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