Testing replacement of fishmeal and fish oil in Seriola riviola diets with soy-based protein and oil
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
Tom Clemente, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
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Brief Project Summary:

The original approach was to investigate the potential to get regulatory approval for aquafeed use of the omega-3 oil-enriched product from Monsanto called SoyMega. This was disbanded and the program targeted incorporating high oleic acid soybean oil in blends with fish oil, as all feed ingredients are readily available on the market. The program also evaluated including an algal ingredient in a soy protein concentrate recipe that incorporates 48.5% soy protein concentrate in the diet. There was a lack of palatability with the 48.% soy protein concentrate diet with the new algal paste. Efforts targeted designing media recipes that would maximize algal growth without compromising omega-3 oil accumulation or taurine synthesis.

Key Audience:
Aquaculture nutritionists, aquaculture feed producers, fish producers

Information And Results
Project Deliverables

Demonstration of a commercial feed mill production of the 40% SPC diet was suitable for Kampachi performance in a grow out trial. This outcome will impact acceptability of the SPC diet by the commercial formulators and aid in the translating this diet for commercial production.

Park et al 2016. Towards the development of a sustainable soya bean-based feedstock for aquaculture. The Plant Biotechnology Journal doi: 10.1111/pbi.12608

Bairagi et al. 2016. Economic feasibility of high omega-3 soybean oil in mariculture diets: A sustainable replacement for fish oil. Aquaculture Economics and Management. Doi:10.1080/13657305.2016.1228711

Blog post: Building a better bean story: http://www.forbes.com/sites/gmoanswers/2016/10/31/building-better-bean-story/#427035b61392

Final Project Results

Updated February 17, 2021:

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