The potential of microalgae meals in compound feeds for aquaculture

Published on: 10/31/2013
Author/s : Nathan Atkinson, MSc Sustainable Aquaculture Systems student, Fish Nutrition and Aquaculture Health Group, Plymouth University, United Kingdom

Intensive production of mainly carnivorous fish has resulted in fish feeds containing high levels of fishmeal and fish oil, with Europe requiring around 1.9 million tonnes a year. Although this use of fishmeal was initially the recycling of waste from fishing through the use of bycatch and trimmings, due to the rapid development of aquaculture this reliance on fishmeal and fish oil is environmenta...

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Yannis Zabetakis Yannis Zabetakis
October 31, 2013
Hi Nathan, this is a very intesting topic and very well done for this fine article!

One (minor? :) point: when assessing nutritional value, I would suggest that we need to examine other lipid compounds (and not only EPA, DHA), see

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