The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture joined forces through the NOAA-USDA Alternative Feeds Initiative to identify feed ingredients that will reduce the amount of fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture feeds while maintaining the human
In a white shrimp farm trial in a low-salinity environment, alternatives to fishmeal did not negatively impact the growth, survival or FCR of the shrimp.
Shrimp farm trials demonstrated the feasibility of fishmeal replacement with soybean and corn gluten meal with little adverse effect on production performance.
A laboratory study indicated gilthead sea bream can be grown on feeds in which fishmeal and fish oil levels are reduced from traditional values using soy products.
Research indicates that rendered protein meals could replace significant amounts of fishmeal in diets for shrimp and several cultured fish species without reducing weight gain.
In a meta-analysis of 28 nutrition studies, the authors found limited possibilities for ingredient substitution for fishmeal in diets for salmon and trout.
India farmers are considering ways to boost production. If approved on a wider basis, production of Pacific white shrimp could boost overall yields.