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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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
Address
Airthrey Road
Stirling
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

IFREMER - DRV/RA
France
Address
Bp 70
Plouzané
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Bp 3
Saint-pée-sur-nivelle
INSTITUTE OF NUTRITION, DIRECTORATE OF FISHERIES
Norway
Address
Strandgaten 229
Bergen
INSTITUTO CANARIO DE CIENCIAS MARINAS
Spain
Address
Apartado De Correos, 56 Muelle De Taliarte S/n
Telde
NUTRECO AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
Address
Sjohagen 3
Stavanger
UNIVERSIDAD DE CADIZ
Spain
Address
Poligono Rio San Pedro Apartado 40
Puerto Real (Cadiz)