Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fish meal-dependent to Fish meal-free

For more than 100 years, rainbow trout have been farmed–or ‘cultured’–in the United States. Trout are now farmed in all 50 states and are one of our most valuable domestically grown fisheries products. In 2007, US farmers produced more than 57 million pounds of trout for consumers; state and federal hatcheries release more than 147 million trout annually for restoration, conservation, and recreational purposes.

So far, research using alternative feed ingredients demonstrates that fish meal is not a required dietary component for trout. Research also indicates that protein ingredients from sustainable sources can replace most of the fish meal in trout feeds as long as care is taken to ensure that all essential dietary nutrients are present in required amounts and in bioavailable forms. Read more...

This blog is written by Martin Little The Aquaculturists, published and supported by the International Aquafeed Magazine from Perendale Publishers
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