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Last Update: 2019/11/26

Aquaculture Protein Centre
Margareth Overland
NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences (Norway)
NA - Not available (Not available)
€ 24,179,693
Aquaculture Protein Centre (APC) was established in 2002 by the Research Council of Norway as a Centre of Excellence to acquire knowledge that makes it possible to replace the limited fish meal resources in aquafeeds. The situation back then was quite different from now in terms of total production as well as fish meal use in commercial diets. In ten years the share of fish-based protein ingredients in the feed has been reduced to 15% or even less, at the same time the aquaculture production in Norway is doubled. APC has shown that intensive fish farming of salmon is possible without the use of fish meal, mostly by the use of plant ingredients. In nature, salmonids are not adapted to plant feed. It has therefore been essential to find out how plant proteins affect the growth, digestion and health of farmed fish. Soybean meal is not only an important feed ingredient, but also a risky feed ingredient that may provoke intestinal inflammation. This makes the soy a useful model to study the effect of other plant protein sources on gut health and to study different ways to avoid these problems. APC has provided extensive knowledge of the fish's need for nutrients. Efforts related to fish requirements for amino acids have been important for feed improvement, both in terms of the efficient utilization of different protein sources and customizing feed to fish in different life stages. After ten years, APC has become a valuable knowledge platform, which can be used to study the interaction between nutrition, genetics, health and technology. Ahead of us lie the challenges of climate change and the need for more food in the world. This has highlighted the search for suitable feed ingredients that cannot be used directly for human consumption. One example would be to apply new technology to convert industrial byproducts from wood into high quality protein sources by yeast fermentation. Results from recent APC studies provide hope for a future of yeast products as a wood-derived feed for fish.
Byproducts; Fish meal replacement; Diets;
Not associated to marine areas
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