Dr. Monica Betancor, a lecturer at the University of Stirling, talks about the “intrinsic link” between fish nutrition and, ultimately, human health.
Standardizing the assessment process of aquaculture feed ingredients using a structured approach for assessing their quality.
Many strategies can be used to assess the nutritional quality of ingredients. The choice, however, can impact the interpretation of that information.
Identifying sources for essential macro- and micronutrients is important, as well as understanding how best to manufacture feed to required physical specifications when using these new raw materials.
In grinding aquaculture feed to proper particle sizes, parameters of consideration include particle size distribution and pellet density.
"New" ingredients like seaweed meals, particularly from various kelp species, provide trace minerals and vitamin A, and increase the palatability of shrimp feeds.