Algae in Fish Feed: Performances and Fatty Acid ..
Since then, OriginOil has continued to demonstrate efficient algae harvesting for fish feed at the site
The marketing potential is huge for a formula that considerably lowers the percentage of fishmeal and fish oil in feed by replacing it with algae proteins. This will assist aquaculture farms and feed companies in both an economic and sustainable manner.
Microalgae have multiple potential to produce high-valued products and there is an urgent need of awareness makes these biomolecules popular in the world to meet the increasing demands with respect to population. Most of these biomolecules are not produced in the animal/human body but termed as essential; therefore, it is highly recommended to make these biomolecules available for food and feed purposes. Although the production of biomolecules from algae requires some awareness regarding technology and market value at the industrial and farmer level, it has been proved that these biomolecules can be produced using algae as a potential source at small or large scale. The demanding market of these biomolecules is quite convincing to stimulate research interests leading to production programs by the related organizations. Algae culturing got attention because of its biofuel producing characteristics but the awareness regarding cultivation technologies may also lead to set trends for biomolecule production as a pharmaceutical or nutritional product. The production of biomolecules from algae and their subsequent utilization in animal and aquaculture feed may support the objectives to establish industry from microalgae at domestic or industrial scale. Some of the biomolecules can be produced as a byproduct while producing biofuel from algae as a main targeted product. Eighty-two percent of the world fish stocks are overexploited, depleted or endangered, while demand for fish protein is exploding. With the world population expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, demand for critical sources of protein continues to outstrip supply.
Algae-based aquafeed firms breaking down barriers for fish-free feeds
Company Launches Algae DHA as an Ingredient for Fish Feeds ..
The findings, which appear in the open-access journal , are a major breakthrough in the quest to develop sustainable, fish-free feeds for aquaculture, the world's fastest growing food sector. The Dartmouth study is the first report of a marine microalgae species being successfully used as a complete replacement of fish oil in feed for Nile tilapia, which thrived on the new diet and bulked up despite eating less. A PDF is available on request.Co-author , a professor of sustainability science, says the results also point to the possibility of formulating ecologically and socially sustainable aquafeeds, with greatly reduced or no fish oil from marine fisheries and without having to switch to vegetable oils from industrially farmed crops. Commercial realization of this potential will require advances in strategies to reduce non-renewable inputs, such as inorganic fertilizers and fossil fuels, and monetary costs of large-scale production of marine microalgae, she says.