Three reasons soy is the perfect fish food

Soybeans play an important role in raising healthy and sustainable fish. Aquaculture in Illinois brings in more than $5 million every year. Farmers in Illinois raise bass, catfish, sunfish, perch, tilapia trout and carp. Soy feed is healthier for fish than other vegetable or algae feeds, better for local economies and more sustainable for the earth.

Tasty and nutritious

Soy is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. That should sound familiar, because it’s also found in fish oil – a supplement for your muscles and joints. Without soybeans, fish wouldn’t be as chocked full of this essential nutrient. Soy is also rich in protein and other nutrients that are vital for fish.

It’s a win-win

Not only do fish in Illinois ponds and lakes get healthy food, but local soybean farmers get a boost as well. Illinois farms continue to thrive when industries use soy.

Less is more

Because soy is so nutrient-dense, fish need less to grow. This uses less environmental resources and benefits the earth. Soy feed is an integral part of any green aquaculture farm.

The state of Illinois might only come in 32nd for most fish produced in the U.S., but it’s the number one producer of soybeans. And the world depends on those soybeans to feed their fish.