Study

Growth, feed utilization and health of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. fed genetically modified compared to non- modified commercial hybrid soybeans

  • Published source details Hemre G.–I, Sanden M., Bakke-McKellop A.M., Sagstad A. & Krogdahl Å. (2005) Growth, feed utilization and health of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. fed genetically modified compared to non- modified commercial hybrid soybeans. Aquaculture Nutrition, 11, 157- 167

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Use genetically modified alternatives

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Sustainable Aquaculture
  1. Use genetically modified alternatives

    A randomised, replicated, controlled experiment in Norway (Hemre et al., 2005) found similar growth rates and final body weights in salmon, Salmo salar, fed diets containing non-genetically modified soybean, genetically modified soybean or fish meal diets. Average body weight increased from 135g to 500g over a three month period. A lower condition factor was detected in salmon fed the control fish meal diet (1.35) compared with the genetically modified soybean (1.37). Over 12 weeks, 1,200 smolt salmon were fed one of three diets for 12 weeks using automated feeders: a diet containing non-genetically modified soybean, genetically modified soybean or a standard fish meal diet. Soybean is a replacement protein for fish meal. Growth rates and weights were measured at the start of the experiment then after 6 and 12 weeks.

     

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