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Feed for aquatic animals that contains cultivated marine microorganisms as alternatives for fish oil

Objective

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED ACHIEVEMENTS OBJECTIVES in short:
1) The development of an efficient process for the production of microbial biomass containing long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) such as DHA and EPA
2) The production of feeds for aquaculture that are based on untreated or processed microbial biomass.
3) Data on the effect of "alternative feeds" on e.g. growth, survival and stress tolerance of the fish larvae
4) Establishment of an economic evaluation of the whole integrated process.

The main objective of the current project is the development of alternative feed resources to fish meal and fish oil employing heterotrophic and mixotrophic microorganisms in order to supply the aquaculture industry with feed of constant and good quality that are free of toxins or genetically modified materials. In addition, feed based on a combination of heterotrophic and autotrophic produced microorganisms will be developed. PUFAfeed aims at the evaluation of Single Cell Oils (SCO).

Coordinator

ATO B.V.
Address
Bornsesteeg 59
Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (6)

INSTITUTO CANARIO DE CIENCIAS MARINAS
Spain
Address
Apartado De Correos, 56 Muelle De Taliarte S/n
Telde
NECTON - COMPANHIA PORTUGUESA DE CULTURAS MARINHAS S.A.
Portugal
Address
Belamandil
Olhao
NORFERM DA
Norway
Address
Vassbotnen 11
Stavanger
NUTRECO AQUACULTURE RESEARCH CENTRE AS
Norway
Address
Sjohagen 3
Stavanger
THE UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
Address
Cottingham Road
Hull
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Address
Campus De Gambelas
Faro