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Throwing a more sustainable shrimp on the barbie

This blog by researchers Cedric Simon and Ha Truong from CSIRO Agriculture & Food discusses a method they have developed to reduce the amount of wild fish needed for prawn feed.

Research has shown that prawns can grow 20 to 40% faster in controlled tank environments when a specially developed feed supplement called Novacq is added as a feed ingredient (at 10% inclusion). Prawns also perform better on low protein diets when Novacq is included, allowing for production of prawns with less need for fishmeal from fish caught in the wild.

To read the blog, see here.

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01 Feb 2018
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