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Researching alternatives to fish oil for aquaculture

Objective

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS
The overall aims of the project are:
(a), to replace as much as possible of the fish oil currently used in farmed fish feeds with vegetable oils, without significantly compromising the health and welfare and growth performance of the fish, or its health promoting, taste and other acceptability characteristics to the consumer and processor;
(b), to under pin the findings by advancing current understanding of fish lipid nutrition. Atlantic salmon, trout, sea bream and sea bass will be fed diets containing various blends of fish oil and vegetable oils including linseed oil, rapeseed oil and olive oil over the effective life spans of the species, namely from first feeding until the fish reach market size.

The specific Objectives and Achievements of the programme, listed below, will collectively enable the project to attain its stated aims.

OBJECTIVE 1:
to analyse feed intake, growth and utilisation of nutrients and energy in the species.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
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