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Farming The Land to Sustain the Sea

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Category Aquaculture 
Region Global 
Language
English

Date Published
October 28, 2015

Author
United Soybean Export Council

Facts About Sustainable Aquaculture

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
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Category Aquaculture 
Region Global 
Language
English

Date Published
October 28, 2015

Author
United Soybean Export Council

soyaqua.org

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
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Category Aquaculture 
Description

Learn how U.S. soybean farmers are helping to revolutionize aquaculture around the world. Soy-fed fish are a healthful, sustainable, and environmentally sound solution to the growing global demand for nutritious seafood.

Language
English

Author
United Soybean Export Council
Language
English

Date Published
October 25, 2015

Author
United States Soybean Export Council
Language
English

Date Published
October 24, 2015

Author
United States Soybean Export Council
Description

The overall objective of this project is to build demand for U.S. soy in aquaculture markets by developing soy based feeds for White seabass (WSB; Atractoscion nobilis) and California yellowtail (YT; Seriola lalandi) and striped Bass (SB; Morone saxatilis).

Language
English

Date Published
February 28, 2015

Author
United States Soybean Export Council
Language
English

Date Published
October 24, 2015

Author
United States Soybean Export Council
Language
English

Date Published
October 24, 2015

Author
University of Rhode Island

Soy Protein Concentrate Aquaculture

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Category Aquaculture 
Region Global 
Tags Aquaculture 
Language
English

Date Published
October 7, 2008

Author
United Soybean Export Council
Language
English

Date Published
October 6, 2015

Author
United Soybean Export Council
Language
English

Date Published
February 28, 2015

Author
Drs. Terry Hanson and Allen Davis
Description

Research is needed to advance the fish feeds sector in the United States and the world by increasing the cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability of the aquafeeds used during the growout stages. This project addresses the need to develop practical diets for Florida Pompano (Trachinotus carolinus), using combinations of various soy protein products at different ages in order to formulate cost-effective and environmentally-friendly diets.

The proposed goal is to maximize fish meal replacement for Florida Pompano, Trachinotus carolinus, at different ages in order to optimize the soy-based products in aquaculture feeds. The use of protein sources such as standard soybean meal, soy protein concentrate and soy by selective breeding program could greatly improve the profitability and appeal of the industry. In essence, the main objective was to conduct scientific experiments with practical application aimed at improving the ecological and economic efficiency of feeds for the Florida pompano and eventually for other commercially important species as well. The present proposal represented the second research phase of a study financed by United Soybean Board (USB) in 2012.

Florida pompano is a truly euryhaline species of high market value and demand. With the recent interest in developing aquaculture of high-value carnivorous species, production costs are a primary concern since carnivorous fish require greater amounts of protein and fishmeal represents the primary protein source in feeds formulations. Lack of adequate feeds for the growout of pompano remains a serious bottleneck preventing pompano aquaculture expansion to commercial scale. No basic or applied research has been conducted to develop ecologically and economically efficient diets for larger size pompano, at the later stages of the growout period, when the vast majority of the feeds are used. We proposed to conduct innovative scientific research to address and resolve this problem.

Language
English

Date Published
October 25, 2014

Author
Dr. Daniel Benetti & Dr. Jorge Suarez
Description

The growth of aquaculture in SE Asia has proceeded rapidly and many water bodies are being overrun by aquaculture. USSEC personnel in the region have identified a critical need to aid governments in establishing aquaculture carrying capacities (ACC) for water bodies, i.e., how much aquaculture waste an environment can assimilate before negative impacts are seen. Several modeling methods exist to estimate ACC, from fairly simple (requiring few data) to extremely complex (requiring a lot of data). During Phase 1 of this project (2012), my task was to determine the needs and capabilities of some governments in the region (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam) to conduct modeling for ACC. That led to an assessment that other governments (Malaysia, Myanmar) should be surveyed as well, and that a regional approach should be developed for solving the ACC problem, which was the task of Phase 2.

Language
English

Date Published
October 18, 2014

Author
David Bengtson
Description

The Florida pompano is one of several species of jacks that are considered highly prized food fish. They have a flakey texture and a mild flavor. Currently, they are reared in intensive indoor systems and outdoor cages in many areas of the world. Based on ongoing research this species performs well on soy based diets as long as nutritional and palatability needs are met. Previous USB funded projects have systematically evaluated nutrient restrictions that limit the inclusion of soy products in the feed. To date, we have been very successful in increasing the level of soy protein (solvent extracted meal and soy protein concentrate) in practical feed formulations for this species.

Further research efforts have been supported and coordinated with a range of funding agencies to allow leveraging of research dollars. Previous studies have included the use of poultry byproduct meal and meat and bone meals as alternatives to fish meal in soy based diets. This research confirmed methionine and lysine were not deficient in high soy diets (~50% diet) but there was a clear response to taurine. The physiological characterization of deficiencies and the dietary requirement for taurine are currently underway. It is clear taurine is a limiting nutrient, even with supplements for lysine, methionine and taurine (as required), the removal of animal protein and/or fish meal results in depressed growth. This indicates that another nutrient is limiting in high soy diets when animal protein is reduced.

As part of this research we re-evaluated the amino acid profile of recent feed formulations to identify if there is a consistent amino acid or group of amino acids that are reduced. In the most recent diets glycine, valine and histidine were reduced as diets were shifted. These are not typically considered essential but all function as attractants. Consequently, evaluation of these or other possibly limiting amino acids is warranted.

Another way to improve production is through proper feed management. Without proper feed management economic returns from the feed may not be optimized. A preliminary study comparing one feeding to four feedings per day resulted in almost twice the final weight of the fish. This may be due to the feeding habits of pompano which grazes in the surf zone on small bivalves and other animals. Consequently the fish has evolved to have a relatively small stomach and quick digestive systems which may mean multiple feedings are required to obtain best performance. Hence, in order to help commercial producers improve growth rates and have efficient food conversion another component of this work was to evaluate increasing the number of feedings per day to determine if feed intake and growth are affected. The objectives of this study were to: 1) evaluate if amino acids other than lysine, methionine and taurine are limiting in high soy diets with low levels of animal protein; and 2) determine the response of juvenile pompano to increasing numbers of feedings.

Language
English

Date Published
October 25, 2014

Author
Drs. Terry Hanson and Allen Davis
Language
English

Date Published
October 24, 2014

Author
Dr Mark Booth
Description

The overall objective of this project is to build demand for U.S. soy in aquaculture markets by developing soy based feeds for White seabass (WSB; Atractoscion nobilis) and California yellowtail (YT; Seriola lalandi) and striped Bass (SB; Morone saxatilis).

Language
English

Date Published
October 25, 2014

Author
Mark Drawbridge
Description

Milkfish industry is one of the most prevalent among the aquaculture activities in the Philippines. It is most likely the first choice of an aquaculturist who wants to venture in business. One of the major concerns in a a grow-out culture of any species is the use of the appropriate feeds to ensure the quality of harvest and a higher return on the investment.

This project aims to conduct a verification trial to compare three different diets prepared for milkfish namely (1) a soy optimized extruded floating using information developed during the USB/New Uses SEAFDEC project, (2) a USSEC soy optimized extruded floating feed from a commercial formulator using best available international information and (3) a commercial milkfish diet currently used in commercial culture in the Philippines to evaluate growth performance of milkfish in cages.

The results of the project will mainly influence the cage operators and will also benefit the LGUs and technicians of BFAR Regional offices.

Language
English

Date Published
October 25, 2014

Author
Westly R. Rosario
Language
English

Date Published
October 25, 2014

Author
United States Soybean Export Council