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US researchers develop fish-free aquaculture feed

Scientists report success in developing microalagae-based feed for tilapia.

Scientists at Dartmouth College in the United States have discovered that sea microalgae can replace a fish oil now used to feed tilapia, reports Get Mints.

The group conducted a feeding examination with Schizochytrium, a class of sea microalgae abounding in health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids.

“Our investigate shows that Schizochytrium is a high peculiarity claimant for finish transformation of fish oil in youthful Nile tilapia feeds, providing an innovative means to delineate and optimize a combination of feed while concurrently lifting feed potency of tilapia aquaculture,” said Sarker, an investigate partner highbrow in Dartmouth’s Environmental Studies Program.