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Algae could be suitable to replace fish oil in salmon feed

An recent article on the Nofima website explains how algae may be suitable to fully replace fish oil in feed used for small salmon.

“We need further sources of omega-3, and heterotrophic algae are one of very few real possibilities at the moment. The algae meal that we have tested contains nutrients that salmon need. We have managed to release and preserve the important nutrients through the process of manufacturing the feed, and this is a necessary condition for the use of this ingredient,” says Nofima scientist Katerina Kousoulaki.

The assessments carried out by Nofima scientists as part of a collaboration with Alltech have led them to conclude  that the algae meal they tested is an excellent source of omega-3 for small salmon, and that it can replace fish oil, based on current levels in feed.

 

Story source: Nofima, 12 Oct 2014

With thanks to Andrew Baxter and Mark Gaffney for bring this story to our attention via the Agri-Food Community on LinkedIn

 

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