Group 16: SURIMI instead of fish
Due to overfishing and global warming day by day we are going to loose many fishes' species, which will be a global problem one day for human beings in consumption of fishes. We have found an idea which is using SURIMI instead of consuming fish.
About 40% of global catches are not used for human consumption but rather reduced to fishmeal for animal feed, with typically poor protein-protein conversion-ratios. A solution is to reduce the overall amount of reduction fisheries and divert an increasing proportion to direct human consumption.
Reduction fisheries include many species that can be consumed directly by humans, such as sardines, anchovies, sprats, and mackerels, and which are a traditional protein source for poor people in developing countries. Other species, such as sandeel, can also be processed into healthy products for direct consumption, such as the crab-meat surrogate surimi.
Thus, global fisheries can easily increase their role as source of high quality low-cost protein by diverting reduction fisheries to human consumption.
Modified 2012-04-20 16:32:45
Your idea/solution in one sentence: Using SURIMI instead of consuming fish directly.