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Project ID: Q5RS-2000-30360
Funded under: FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Country: Norway

Dietary formulations for sea bream and Atlantic salmon

Five experimental feeds for sea bream and Atlantic salmon have been developed and tested on fish growing in an aquaculture set-up. Three of the diets were based on vegetable oils (rapeseed, linseed, soybean) chosen because the major fatty acid constituents in these oils were found to be potent fish PPAR activators. In the remaining two diets fish oil was supplemented with either 2 or 4% CLA.

This result demonstrates the effects of the dietary lipid composition on the growth of fish and on the lipid content and lipid tissue composition of the fish. Furthermore, it establishes CLA as a fat lowering nutrient in fish tissues. Thus, CLA can be used as a lead compound for the further development of commercially viable nutritional supplements with effects similar to those of CLA.


Alex OBACH, (Researcher)
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Fax: +47-51825501
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