IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE - The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer and a copyright notice
Banner Research
English
 
  European Commission   > Research > Key Action 5
 
index by sub-area 5.1.2. Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture
index by country The Netherlands
 

Feed for aquatic animals that contains cultivated marine micro-organisms as alternatives to fish oil

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-30271
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date: 01-10-2000
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 1,801,702 EUR
EC Contribution: 1,100,000 EUR
Scientific Officer: Dominique LEVIEIL
Research topic: 5.1.2. Sustainable fisheries and aquaculture

Abstract:
At present, aquaculture consumes nearly 50% of the available quantities of fish oil and requirements are increasing. However, world fish oil production is decreasing and toxins that are difficult to monitor can be present. Alternatively, marine microalgae that are high in polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) content may be added to feeds. At present, the availability of such microalgae is limited. Therefore, there is a strong and increasing demand for high-quality, stable and affordable raw material for fish feed production. The lack of it may even hinder the growth of the fish farming industry in Europe in the short term. This project is aimed at the application of PUFA rich micro-organisms as an alternative feed resource to fish oil, in feed for the aquaculture industry. This approach offers several advantages: it reduces the requirements for fish oils, toxin-free feeds will be produced, and feed of constant quality will be available throughout the year.


Coordinator
Lolke SIJTSMA
Wageningen University and Research Center, Agrotechnological Research Institute (Wag-UR ATO bv)
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317475000/475324
Fax: +31 317475347
E-mail: info@ato.dlo.nl


Partners
  Colin RATLEDGE
University of Hull - Dept. of Biological Sciences
Hull
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1482 465243
Fax: +44 1482 465458
E-mail: c.ratledge@biosci.hull.ac.uk
  Gunnar KLEPPE
Norferm DA
Stavanger
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 51635906
Fax: +47 51635901
E-mail: gunnar.kleppe@norferm.com
  Vitor VERDELHO VIEIRA
Necton - Companhia Portuguesa de Marinhas, S.A.
Olhao
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 289703961
Fax: +351 289703961
E-mail: necton@mail.telepac.pt
  Reid HOLE
ARC Nutreco Aquaculture Centre
Stavanger
NORWAY
Tel.: +47 51825510
Fax: +47 51825501
E-mail: reid.hole@nutreco.com
  M. ISQUIERDO
Instituto Canario de Ciencias Marinas, Grupo de Investigacion en Acuicultura
Canary Islands
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 928132900
Fax: +34 928132904
E-mail: marisoli@iccm.rcanaria.es
  Maria Teresa DINIS
Universidade do Algarve
Faro
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 289800927
Fax: +351 289818353
E-mail: mtdidis@ualg.pt