Testing replacement of fishmeal and fish oil in Seriola rivoliana (Kampachi) 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:

Ongoing efforts to develop and test aquafeed diets formulated with terrestrial-based ingredients (both protein and oil) from soybeans have made significant progress. This project conducted a pre-commercial Kampachi grow-out validation trial comparing 40% soy protein concentrate and 48.5% soy protein concentrate diets from two commercial feed mills with fishmeal-based commercial feed. The diet formulation had no compromise in nutritional quality and taste of the harvested fish, and was a formulation that was cost comparable with commercial diets. The 48.5% soy protein concentrate diet had no marine ingredients (fishmeal or fish oil) and had an inclusion rate of 15% algal paste.

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

Information And Results
Project Deliverables


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 21, 2021:

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