A joint meeting was held with the Animal Science Research Institute of Iran in order to evaluate the use of algae as a feed supplement for livestock and poultry. The meeting was held at the session hall of the Iranian Fisheries Science and Research Institute. Dr. Pourkazemi, the director of the institute, described the activities of the working group on algae and aquatic plants as well as the continuous efforts of the researchers in relation to the issue of algae, and mentioned: The Iranian Fisheries Science and Research Institute has been introduced as the secretariat for algae and aquatic plants studies and is therefore closely linked with other relevant institutions such as the Iran Research Institute of Plant Protection, the Animal Science Research Institute of Iran, the Agriculture Biotechnology Research Institute of Iran, the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, the Seed and Plant Improvement Institute, etc.Referring to the fact that the introduction of algae as the main food for livestock and poultry and replacing it with common forage is a mistake, he added: At the same time, considering the huge potential of this marine product, it can be used with the priority for the extraction of valuable pharmaceutical and nutritional products with added value as well as biofertilizer as the feed supplement for livestock, poultry and aquatic organisms. However, in developed countries, algae have no direct place in the main diet of livestock or poultry and just supplement it. Eventually, it was decided to develop a program to empower the algae and aquatic plants industry in order to establish the production pilot plants. Moreover, it was decided to prepare a research document for the use of indigenous algae of Iran as the feed supplement in cooperation with the relevant research institutes and to be implemented in 2019-2020.