Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The fish feed story

There have been substantial technical advances in recent years which have dramatically changed the use of fish meal and the efficiency of feeding. Marine Harvest, the worlds biggest salmon producer, has now explained some of the major factors behind the fish feed story and the use of fish meal.

One aspect of the sustainability of salmon aquaculture is the quantity of wild fish-meal and fish oil within the feed supplies. In the 1990’s wild fish components of feeds were as high as 80 percent. Modern feeds now contain only about 15 percent of fish-meal and 15 percent of fish oil. this is due to the extensive research into fish nutrition and commercial feeds.

During the last 20 years salmon farmers have gradually replaced raw marine material for vegetable raw material, while sustaining the health benefits and quality of farmed salmon. 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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