Posted at 21 July 2020


The recent HATCH survey revealed that for shrimp farmers, the main concern is disease risks, far beyond feed costs, while quality of feed was hardly mentioned (, 2019).

This is despite the fact that feed contributes a lot to shrimp productivity. Even though “a feed is as good as its ingredients” (Glencross et al., 2007), the shrimp feed industry is still facing some conservatism and reluctance in replacing long established raw materials, such as squid liver meal or fish meal, with alternative protein sources.

In this article, we will demonstrate that there could be everything to gain by changing this mindset.

by Mikael Herault, Buddi E. Gunathilaka and Dr Kyeong-Jun Lee.

July/August 2020 AQUA Culture Asia Pacific

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