Technical Manuals & Guides

Aquaculture Nutrient Requirements

Understanding vitamins, minerals and other nutrients in fish feed diets based on plant derived ingredients

November 18, 2016

This booklet is part of a series of three technical booklets on the nutrition and feed of fish farmed in Europe and is produced under the framework of the European Commission funded Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) project ARRAINA (Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition & Aquaculture). These booklets try to address a wide range of takeholders and society in general, in order to raise awareness on 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 segments (e.g. fish farmers, feed additive companies, retailers) and individuals interested in gaining further knowledge on the use of raw materials that
are currently used in the feeds of farmed fish. The species in focus in the ARRAINA project are Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, European sea bass and gilthead sea bream.
The rationale behind the development of this booklet is to provide a user-friendly resource for aquaculture feed producers, which will allow them to change premix additions, and the balance of vitamins, minerals and other specific nutrients, to fulfil the requirements of fish for growth and health.
The information provided in this booklet could serve as common ground for clearer and more transparent communication across the aquaculture production chain.

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The first of three technical booklets is a database of aquaculture feed ingredients covering the nutrient composition, functional properties and their effects on feed processing conditions and physical quality of extruded pellets .

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