• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
garden masters:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • thomas rubino
  • Bill Crim
  • Kim Goodwin
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Amit Enventres
  • Mike Jay
  • Dan Boone

Sepp Holzer on fish feed  RSS feed

 
steward
Posts: 25152
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
bee chicken hugelkultur trees wofati woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
In one of the videos you see Sepp throwing something into the water and the fishing rising to the surface to eat it.  But ... Sepp takes great pride in not feeding the fish - instead he creates fish food habitat. 

He pointed out that the people making the video brought the fish food and asked him to feed it to the fish so there can be something more interesting to put on video.

Further, he pointed out that most of that pelleted fish food that is used for most aquaculture is made from the dead animals that were often extremely medicated in their last days in an attempt to keep them from dying.  It even includes euthanized pets (cats/dogs/horses/etc.)

 
Posts: 2603
44
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
boy am I glad I read this! I was thinking of purchasing some fish food just for fun but I would actually like to eat some fish out of our pond and don't want to be throwing nasty stuff in the water. I thought there were some tough regulations regarding using euthanized animals for feedstuffs but maybe the regs are looser for fish food.
 
paul wheaton
steward
Posts: 25152
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
bee chicken hugelkultur trees wofati woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I'm sure it is heavily regulated.  And, it seems, a lot of regulations are designed to help out one industry or another. 

I think that the recycling of the meat is wise.  I think that concerns over the heavy medication is a valid concern.

 
pollinator
Posts: 940
Location: Stevensville, MT
14
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
2 of Paul's podcasts, both after film discussions of sepp holzer's "Aquaculture"

http://www.richsoil.com/permaculture/?s=035

http://www.richsoil.com/permaculture/308-podcast-036-aquaculture-community-weeds/
 
paul wheaton
steward
Posts: 25152
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
bee chicken hugelkultur trees wofati woodworking
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
When you take that pelletized fish food and throw it on the water ....

 
Montana has cold dark nights. Perfect for the heat from incandescent light. Tiny ad:
Food Forest Card Game - Game Forum
https://permies.com/t/61704/Food-Forest-Card-Game-Game
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!