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

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Aquafeeds

Evaluating Nannochloropsis-based feeds for tilapia

This study assessed the efficacy and nutritional properties of the marine alga Nannochloropsis salina as a feed ingredient using tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) as a model species. Results showed adequate growth, survival, FCR and enhanced EPA levels. 

Aquafeeds

Largemouth bass responses to supplemental EPA, DHA

This 10-week feeding trial aimed at complementing existing information on largemouth bass responses to oils with supplemental EPA and DHA. Dietary supplementation of these essential fatty acids may be required in feeds for this species. 

Aquafeeds

Green water meal has potential as aquafeed ingredient

Green water, which describes the typical water color in tropical aquaculture facilities, consists mainly of various phytoplankton species along with bacteria, protozoa and zooplankton. It is relatively easy to produce without any supplemented nutrients.