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Monday, February 22, 2010 10:05:51 AM
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Fishmeal and fish oil use in aquaculture: global overview and prospects for substitution
 
AlbertG.J Tacon
 
 

Although aquaculture's contribution toward total world fisheries landings has increased six-fold over the past three decades, increasing from 5.3% to 34.1% from 1970 to 2001. The finfish and crustacean aquaculture sector is still highly dependent upon marine capture fisheries for sourcing key dietary nutrient inputs such as fishmeal and fishoil.

 

Particular emphasis is placed on the urgent need for the aquafeed-fed finfish and crustacean aquaculture sector to reduce its current dependence upon potentially foodgrade marine capture fishery resources for sourcing its major dietary protein and lipid nutrient inputs.

 
 

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