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Last Update: 2018/03/29

Benefits of the production of Seaweeds in integrated multi-trophic aquaculture
Isabel Maria Trigueiros Sousa Pinto
CIIMAR - Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research (Portugal)
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal)CIMA UAlg CIMAR - University of Algarve; Centre for Marine and Environmental Research (Portugal)UTAD - University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (Portugal)
€ 170,948
The main objective of the BenefitS project was to test the use of seaweeds in an Integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) system and find if this could improve aquaculture sustainability: by improving water quality, producing biomass usable to replace fish protein in fish feed, while maintaining or even improving farmed fish quality. The main activities of the project started with the selection of seaweed capable of being produced in IMTA systems and to be used as ingredients in fish feed. So several seaweed species were tested for their growth, their nutrient removal capacity and anti-bacterial properties in IMTA. During the second phase of the project, the ADC of several seaweed species was tested in rainbow trout and tilapia, to determine if the seaweeds tested were good ingredients for fish feed. During phase three, the effects of a seaweed-containing diet on the fish growth, meat quality and organ morphology were tested in fish growth trials and the organoleptic properties of fish fillets were tested by a panel specialised in evaluating marine food products. Phase four of the project tested for anti-bacterial properties of seaweed extracts. The dissemination of the potential benefits of IMTA systems for aquaculture and the potential for improvement of the quality of its products, using results from this project, was done through a workshop with practitioners from Portugal and Spain, co-organized by Ciimar and CETMAR (Galicia) and by a brochure that was distributed in meetings and to practitioners.
Algae; Fish meal replacement; Water quality; Diets; Sustainability;
Not associated to marine areas
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