Wednesday, November 18, 2015

18/11/2015: Antarctic Krill

First published in International Aquafeed, September-October2015 

Krill, Euphausia superba, are shrimp-like crustaceans. Antarctic krill live in the coldest and most pristine waters on Earth, free of contaminants and environmental pollution. Krill has documented properties, is continuously researched and is sustainably fished. 

Proven properties 
Fisheries harvest Antarctic Krill in the Southern Ocean where the krill both breed and live. The krill can become six centimeters long and weigh up to two grams. They have large black eyes and translucent pink shells. Krill are harvested to produce krill meal as an ingredient for aquaculture feeds and pet food. It also has great health benefits for human consumption.

Krill in fish feed has unique properties. Krill meal contains a range of essential nutrients for shrimp and fish, including essential amino acids, feed attractants, and cholesterol. The highly bioavailable phospholipid Omega-3 fatty acids, the powerful antioxidant astaxanthin and high quality proteins speed up growth, improve the fishes’ heart health and the fillet yield and quality. 

Read the full article in International Aquafeed HERE

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