A unique resource that describes the ingredients included in an aquaculture diet, species profiles, processing methods, impacts to environment and industry, and more. Aquaculture is and will remain a major food producing sector in the future. To become more efficient and successful in the aquaculture industry, operations need to provide good nutrition. Alternative Protein Sources in Aquaculture Diets is a unique source describing the ingredients included in fish and crustacean diets, their nutrient compositions, species profiles, suitability for species, processing methods, and impacts of alternative ingredients on the environment and to the aquaculture industry.
World-renowned nutritionists and feed technologists explore practical ways for the aquaculture industry to expand and remain competitive, and discuss ways to develop less expensive alternative sources or protein. Diet costs take up a huge chunk of operating expenditures, with fish meal being one of the most expensive ingredients in the aquaculture diet. Alternative Protein Sources in Aquaculture Diets provides detailed knowledge on the use of alternative plant and animal protein sources, offering opportunities to either partially or completely replace fish meal. This comprehensive, up-to-date text discusses the most widely used ingredients as well as various previously under-utilized ingredients which could be of significant potential in the future. The book is extensively referenced and includes numerous helpful tables to clearly present data.
Topics discussed in Alternative Protein Sources in Aquaculture Diets (for finfish and crustacean species) include: • farmed fish diet requirements • reduction of waste through diet formulation • poultry by-product meal • meat packing by-products • soybean protein foodstuffs • cottonseed meal • lupins • unconventional plant protein supplements.
Farmed Fish Diet Requirements for the Next Decade and Implications for Global Availability of Nutrients. Development of High Nutrient-Dense Diets and Fish Feeding Systems for Optimum Production and Aquaculture Waste Reduction: A Treatise. Replacement of Fish Meal with Poultry By-Product Meal and Hydrolyzed Feather Meal in Feeds for Finfish. Use of Meatpacking By-Products in Fish Diets. Use of Fisheries Coproducts in Feeds for Aquatic Animals. Use of Animal By-Products in Crustacean Diets. Use of Plant Protein Sources in Crustacean Diets. Protein Feedstuffs Originating from Soybeans. Utilization of Soy Products in Diets of Freshwater Fishes. Soybean Products in Salmonid Diets. Utilization of Soybean Products in Diets of Nonsalmonid Marine Finfish. Cottonseed Meal in Fish Diets. Use of Rapeseed/Canola in Diets of Aquaculture Species. Lupins in Fish and Shrimp Diets. Underutilized and Unconventional Plant Protein Supplements. Use of Distillers Grains with Solubles and Brewery By-Products in Fish and Crustacean Diets. Use of Diet Additives to Improve Nutritional Value of Alternative Protein Sources. Extrusion of Aquafeeds Formulated with Alternative Protein Sources.