Technical Manuals & Guides
Technical Guide to Aquaculture Feed Ingredients (ARRAINA)
A new resource for aquaculture feed producers, entitled Feed Ingredients in Aquaculture, has been published by the EU-funded ARRAINA (Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture) project.
The booklet has been designed to allow feed producers to understand at a glance the different properties of specific feed ingredients for aquaculture. It provides a database of aquaculture feed ingredients covering their nutrient composition, functional properties and effects on feed processing conditions and the physical quality of extruded pellets.
Feed Ingredients in Aquaculture is the first of three technical booklets which will illustrate the developments arising from the ARRAINA project and facilitate access to its research. The aim is to make these booklets widely available in order to raise awareness of the science based knowledge supporting the development of high-quality, safe and environmentally sustainable aquaculture feeds.
This booklet is specifically aimed at aquaculture feed producers, but also targets other industrial sectors (e.g. fish farmers, feed additives companies, retailers) and individuals interested in gaining further knowledge on the raw materials that are currently used in the feeds of farmed fish.
Two further technical booklets will be produced within the timeframe of the project. The second of the series will focus on the nutrient requirements of Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, carp, sea bass and sea bream. The third booklet will showcase a new integrative tool to predict the effects of alternative aquaculture feeds on fish farmed with known levels of contaminants in relation to food safety.
By developing applied tools and solutions of technological interest in collaboration with SMEs, ARRAINA will further strengthen the links between the scientific community and the EU feed industry and will contribute to increasing the productivity and performance of the aquaculture sector leading to competitive advantage to the whole sector at a global level.
The Feed Ingredients in Aquaculture ARRAINA technical booklet is available to download from the ARRAINA website and can also be requested from the dissemination task leader Cliona Ní Cheallacháin, AquaTT.
The website also provides further information on all other aspects of the ARRAINA project including specific research methods and available results.
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