Study

Long-term effects of high-energy, low-fishmeal feeds on growth and flesh characteristics of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.)

  • Published source details Johnsen C.A., Hagen Ø. & Bendiksen E.Å. (2011) Long-term effects of high-energy, low-fishmeal feeds on growth and flesh characteristics of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Aquaculture, 312, 109-116

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Action Category

Reduce fish meal in diet

Action Link
Sustainable Aquaculture
  1. Reduce fish meal in diet

    Between 2007 and 2008, a replicated study in Norway (Johnsen et al., 2011) found similar final weights in salmon, Salmo salar, fed low, medium and high fish meal diets. Weights across all groups increased 4-fold from an average of 1,216g to 4,625g over 275 feeding days. Three experimental feeds were fed to fish; high-fish meal diet (20% of total feed ingredients), medium-fish meal diet (15% of total feed ingredients) and low-fish meal diet (10% of total feed ingredients). Salmon were stocked in 60m circular sea cages and fed using automated feeders for a period of 275 days. Weights were recorded.

     

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