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Salmon skills help shrimp producers

Dr Obach mentioned another key area of research being the identification and availability of suitable raw materials, understanding their exact nutritional compositions, and then undertaking trials to test these raw materials on shrimp growth and health. 

Canada: Knowledge gained by the salmon industry could help improve the performance of shrimp farming, according to a leading aquafeed specialist.

“As the aquaculture industry grows, it requires continuous innovation and progressive research to develop and improve the sustainability of aquafeeds to support the increase in demand for high quality seafood,” according to Dr Alex Obach from Skretting Aquaculture Research Center (ARC), in a talk given at the World Aquaculture 2014 Conference in Adelaide this week. Dr Obach was the keynote speaker in the Shrimp Nutrition session, where he discussed some of the major challenges faced by today’s shrimp farming industry. “Recent developments in nutritional research have contributed to improved water quality, health status and optimised performance for shrimp farming operations," Dr Obach said. 

“Key research is being conducted on developing health supporting diets for shrimp for complex diseases (such as Early Mortality Syndrome and White Spot Disease), through technology transferring information from more developed aquaculture species like Atlantic salmon.” 

Dr Obach mentioned another key area of research being the identification and availability of suitable raw materials, understanding their exact nutritional compositions, and then undertaking trials to test these raw materials on shrimp growth and health.

Source:http://www.fishfarmingxpert.com/?page_id=257&article_id=106036 


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