Efficacy of insect larval meal to replace fish meal in juvenile barramundi, Lates calcarifer reared in freshwater

Published on: 10/18/2018
Author/s : Kumar Katya 1, M. Z. S. Borsra 1, Dev Ganesan 1, Giva Kuppusamy 1, Max Herriman 1, Andrew Salter 2, Sayed Azam Ali 1. / 1 Crops for The Future, Jalan Broga, 43500 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 2 School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK.

Introduction Aquaculture has become the fastest growing food-producing industry around the world; however, the production efficiency of aquaculture could be further increased through the development of nutritious and cost-effective alternatives to traditional and finite marine protein feedstuffs such as fish meal (FM) (Suarez et al. 2013; Katya et al. 2014). Numerous studies have been carried out...

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October 18, 2018

Has anyone tried improving the results of BSF protein as an FM replacement by adding selected amounts of microalgae which can have a superior amino acid profile and lipid profile? That might answer part of the question whether it's the chitin content of BSF or the lower amino acid content that leads to the observed decrease in WG at a higher dosage?

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September 2, 2019
Is it economic to prepare tons of fly larvae to replace the tons of fish meal needed daily for aquaculture.
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