Sourcing fishmeal for hydrolysate production

  • Sourcing fishmeal for hydrolysate production

    Posted by Daniel Stocker on 18/04/2024 at 8:58 am

    Hi All,

    Does anyone have thoughts/tips on where to source fishmeal, fish frames etc for producing hydrolysates? We’re hoping to start with a 200L ferment, so we’ll need about 80kg to get started.



    Deborah Orr replied 1 month ago 4 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Laura Stocker

    18/04/2024 at 9:15 am

    Hi Daniel

    There is a Facebook page ‘Free Fish Frames and Heads’ in Perth where fishos can donate their frames for people who can make better use of them.

    Or you can buy a 20 kg box for $100 sold as cray bait from

    Locally, you could try the Augusta Seafoods 615 Brindley Street, Augusta. They might have some waste frames for you.


    Laura Stocker

    PS Are we related?!

  • Brett Hazelden

    18/04/2024 at 8:56 pm


    WA Bait in O’Connor do a seconds mullies trap bait. They are a whole soft fish so better than heads in terms of quality. They are mullies that have gone on the floor and may have metal in the mix so not good to go through a mincer. That said they break down well in a barrel of hydrolysate. They are between $2-3 /kg for 20kg boxes. 08 9314 1755

    I recon 200 litre drums are much easier to handle, remove liquid and clean compared to 1,000 lt pods.

    good luck.

  • Deborah Orr

    22/04/2024 at 8:47 pm

    Frames with heads can be purchased from fresh fish shop in Augusta for about $2.00/k bulk. The supplier Brett suggested has a truck visiting Busselton regularly on a Wednesday.

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