Natural and Sustainable Alternatives for Fish Meal/Oil Usage in Atlantic Salmon Feeds

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,996.00
Award Year:
2005
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DG133R-05-CN-1205
Award Id:
72503
Agency Tracking Number:
NOAA 05-34
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Dobbin Road 6430-C, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Moti Harel
Director of Aquqanutrition
(410) 730-8600
mharel@abn-corp.com
Business Contact:
David Kyle
President and CEO
(410) 730-8600
dkyle@abn-corp.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The aquaculture industry currently consumes 70 percent of the global production of fish oil and 35 percent of total fishmeal. The salmon and trout fish farming sectors alone consume over one half of the world¿s fish oil. And if fish farming continues to grow at the current rate, then by 2010 the aquaculture industry could well be using all of the world¿s fish oil and half of its fishmeal. Therefore, economically viable alternatives to the use of marine ingredients need to be found and implemented quickly. Successful industrial cultivation of algae to produce a clean and pollution free edible oil containing DHA has been recently achieved, and DHA-rich materials are now available for aquaculture feeds through Advanced BioNutrition Corporation (ABN). We propose that efficient utilization of algal based meals in fish diet could result in a very cost-effective alternative to fish meal and fish oil. This Phase I study addresses two fundamental questions: ¿Can both fish meal and fish oil be eliminated from the diet of a salmonid and replaced by algal meal?¿ ¿Can the salmonid still maintain nutritionally significant levels of DHA, in the end product?¿

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