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Fish Oil Replacement and Alternative Lipid Sources in Aquaculture Feeds

1st Edition

Edited by Giovanni M. Turchini, Wing-Keong Ng, Douglas Redford Tocher

CRC Press

551 pages

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Experts are predicting that demand for marine fish oil will soon outstrip supply, creating extreme urgency within the global aquafeed industry to find viable alternatives. Fish Oil Replacement and Alternative Lipid Sources in Aquaculture Feeds is the first comprehensive review of this multifaceted, complex issue. It also addresses the crucial quest

Table of Contents

Fish Oils in Aquaculture: In Retrospect. Lipids in Aquafeeds. The World's Oils and Fats. Palm Oil and Saturated Fatty Acid-Rich Vegetable Oils. Soybean Oil and Other n-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid-Rich Vegetable Oils. Rapeseed (Canola) Oil and Other Monounsaturated Fatty Acid-Rich Vegetable Oils. n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid-Rich Vegetable Oils and Blends. Terrestrial Animal Fats. Alternative Marine Resources. New Alternative n-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid-Rich Oil Sources. Minor Components in Fish Oil and Alternative Oils with Potential Physiological Effect. Fish Oil Replacement in Starter, Grow-Out, and Finishing Feeds for Farmed Aquatic Animals. The Effects of Fish Oil Replacement on Lipid Metabolism of Fish. Welfare and Health of Fish Fed Vegetable Oils as Alternative Lipid Sources to Fish Oil. The Effects of Fish Oil Replacement on Nutritional and Organoleptic Qualities of Farmed Fish.

About the Editors

Dr. Giovanni M. Turchini has a master's degree in animal science and a doctorate in food quality and fish nutrition from the University of Milan, Italy. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Milan, he moved to the School of Ecology and Environment at Deakin University, Australia. While in Australia, Dr. Turchini has been awarded the prestigious Australian Postdoctoral Discovery Fellowship and the Australian Research Fellowship, both from the Australian Research Council (ARC), for his research on fatty acid nutrition and metabolism in farmed fish. Currently, he is an ARC Fellow affiliated with the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University. His research interests span from fish oil replacement and fatty acid metabolism in cultured aquatic species to fatty acid-hormone interactions, seafood quality and traceability, and ethical issues encountered in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Dr. Turchini has published extensively in the area of aquaculture nutrition and fish quality.

Wing-Keong Ng received his bachelor of science degree in aquatic biology from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He then obtained his master's degree in aquaculture from the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), and doctorate in nutrition at the University of California, Davis (USA). After a postdoctoral fellowship at Mississippi State University (USA), he returned to Malaysia. He has been a visiting scientist to the University of Stirling (Scotland, UK) and the University of Tasmania and CSIRO (Australia) under the Commonwealth and Endeavor Fellowships, respectively. Dr. Ng is currently a professor affiliated with Universiti Sains Malaysia, where he started the Fish Nutrition Laboratory and leads a research program aimed at developing a better understanding of nutrient utilization by fish and shrimp. He has focused interests in the evaluation of novel protein and lipid sources in aquafeeds to improve

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology