News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.

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Aquafeeds

The importance of carotenoids in aquafeeds

Carotenoids are important pigments that contribute characteristic quality criteria for the marketing of aquaculture products. Aquatic animals cannot biosynthesize carotenoids de novo, hence their inclusion in aquafeeds is important because they are associated with various metabolic functions. 

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Enzymes in seafood, part 1

Enzymes are responsible for postharvest changes in seafood that impact product character­istics and reduce value. The odor of seafood is a direct result of enzyme activity.