EU project finds fish feed alternatives

16 Apr 2014
The ARRANIA project has made progress in finding fish feed alternatives

The ARRANIA project has made progress in finding fish feed alternatives

An EC-funded research project is working hard to find alternative fish feeds that retain the nutritional properties of fish.

The Advanced Research Initiatives for Nutrition and Aquaculture (ARRANIA) project is also helping to improve the European aquaculture industry’s knowledge of the affect these dietary changes have on farmed fish.

Now in its third year, the project is looking to define nutritional requirements for the five main European aquaculture species (Atlantic salmon, rainbow trout, common carp, gilthead seabream and European seabass).

ARRANIA is also looking at the long-term effects of alternative fish feeds on fish metabolism, performance, quality and waste management throughout the whole fish lifecycle.

In addition, it expects to deliver improved and innovative methods, tolls and concepts for fish nutrition that contribute to Europe’s knowledge-based economy through the design and delivery of training courses in fish nutrition in order to increase research capacities and expertise, and bridge the gap between the scientific community and the commercial sector.

The project’s progress will be shown a session at the Aquaculture Europe Conference (AE2014) later this year.

The ARRANIA consortium comprises 22 partners from research, industry and the SME sector.

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