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Thursday, July 17, 2014

17/07/2014: The Balance in providing safe and nutritious seafood, in an environmentally sustainable manner

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This review paper by Stefanie M Hixson from Department of Ocean Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, encourages the use of biotechnology as a tool to meet seafood production and environmental sustainability, in order to ensure global food security in the future and to improve our resource use.

http://omicsonline.org/open-access/fish-nutrition-and-current-issues-in-aquaculture-the-balance-in-providing-safe-and-nutritious-seafood-in-an-environmentally-sustainable-manner-2155-9546.1000234.pdfThe paper discusses the controversial issues in aquaculture regarding food safety, nutrition, and sustainability specifically around the nutrition and feeds for farmed fish.
This review is an update in fish nutrition research, and provides insight on the progression and evolution of this field in order to meet the needs of the industry with the purpose to achieve a balance in seafood production and environmental sustainability. 
This review highlights recent studies and discusses new and innovative aspects in fish nutrition. Some issues in the area of fish nutrition require consideration and improvement, such as: feed and nutrient efficiency, overfeeding and waste, fish meal and fish oil replacements, fish health, biotechnology, and human health concerns. 
Read more HERE.

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