The International Symposium on Fish Nutrition and Feeding (ISFNF) is the biannual premier international forum for researchers, academics and industry concerned with the nutrition and feeding of aquatic animals. The 17th edition of ISFNF was organized during June 5-10 in Idaho, USA. The conference, sponsored by Nutriad, attracted around 400 fish nutritionists from around the globe.
The scientific program included 4 invited keynote lectures, 80 oral talks and 130 poster presentations. Key sessions addressed the major bottlenecks in the aquaculture industry. Replacement of fish meal and fish oil by alternative feed resources including plant and terrestrial animal meals, insect meal, camelin oil, cottonseed meal, and DHA-rich micro-algae was covered in the session on Feed Resources.
Dr. Peter Coutteau, Business Director Aquaculture at Nutriad, talked on the use of purified bile salts to replace fish oil, lecithin and cholesterol in diets for whiteleg shrimp Penaeus Vannamei.
Dr. Peter Coutteau, Business Director Aquaculture at Nutriad
An extensive session on Nutrition and Health (18 oral papers) focused on the importance of gut health in aquaculture organisms. The Nutrigenomics session illustrated the recent advances in the understanding of nutritional metabolism, a promising area to support innovative studies in aquaculture nutrition.
The scientific contributions from Chinese participants at the conference clearly showed that China is increasing its research capacities and focus on aquaculture nutrition. A limited number of sponsor and exhibitor displays were well integrated with the scientific symposium and resulted in productive interactions between the scientific and industrial participants.
Nutriad, ISFNF conference sponsor, introduced its specialty additive programs on Aquaculture Health and Digestion. These product ranges directly address some of the nutritional and health challenges participants are facing.
The Nutriad team at ISFNF (from left to right): Peter Coutteau, PhD (Business Director Aquaculture), Stegen Phillips (USA Western Sales Manager), and Gilberto Hernandez (Aquaculture Manager North & Central America).
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