Seaweed worms – alternative farmed fish diet shows great promise

Seaweed worms

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New project finds feeding with live enchytraeids can increase growth rates of juvenile fish by up to 200% and lower overall mortality

With the help of funding from the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF), researchers at Aarhus University, Denmark, have discovered a way to utilise decomposing seaweed to mass produce marine enchytraeids, small worms naturally found in decaying seaweed, as a live aquaculture feed.

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