Online Advanced Course – New feeds and feeding technologies in aquaculture
NewTechAqua contributes to the organisation of this course, lead by the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) and the H2020 funded-project MedAID, with the collaboration of the H2020 funded-project PerformFISH.
It is designed for 30 participants with a university degree, and is intended for professionals of the feed industry and fish farming, as well as for technical advisors and researchers in the field.
Purpose of the course :
Increased aquaculture production is one of the keys to ensure food security for a growing global population. Since fishmeal and fish-oil are limited resources, the production of aquafeeds requires the use of new feed ingredients. Today, these ingredients are partly being replaced by other protein and fat-rich resources derived from plants and from industry by-products. Still, few commercial feeds are made with no fishmeal and fish oil. Hence, there is a need to develop industries to produce enough new and highly nutritious feed resources, such as insects, single-cell proteins and algae, all of them being good replacements for fishmeal and fish oil.
This course aims to give an overview of both the existing and upcoming feed ingredients, what factors should affect the choices of feed, and how feeding strategies and technologies are improving. The course emphasizes particular aspects of Mediterranean species and production conditions.
At the end of the course, the participants will be in a position to:
- Better understand the importance of the use of new ingredients and
- Acknowledge the main challenges in feed production.
- Better use feeds, feeders, and fish feeding monitoring.
- Recognize the impact of customers’ preferences and the legal framework
in feed production.
- Design feeding trials to better adapt feeds and feeding to the farm
conditions and production systems.