New feed could revolutionise salmon acquaculture

(08/02/18)

GM plant based

A new feed solution for Atlantic farmed salmon – created from a genetically modified plant – could help relieve pressure on stressed marine resources by improving access to omega-3 fish oils, credited as being a key component of a balanced diet, according to research of the University of Stirling.

The researchers conducting the study in collaboration with Rothamsted Research explain that wild fisheries – which currently provide the beneficial oils – are at their sustainable limits and, therefore, existing stocks are not able to provide enough of the beneficial omega-3 for a global population.

In a bid to tackle the issue, current practice involves giving farmed fish a feed blended with both marine fish oil, sourced.......................................


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