Determine optimal levels of fishmeal/fish oil replacement with soy products (soybean meal, soybean oil and soy protein concentrate) in practical feeds for European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax)
Category Aquaculture Saltwater Sea Bass
The results from the trials performed during 2007 for seabass indicated that the species is more sensitive to fishmeal/fishoil replacement than Gilthead seabream. In the treatments where FM was providing 35% of the protein, daily growth rate and food conversion were negatively affected compared to a control diet containing 65% FM protein. It was concluded that 40% FM protein was the main focus for the formulations of the 2008 program.