Submitted to: Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/15/2009
Publication Date: 12/1/2009
Citation: Davis Jr, K.B. 2009. Optimizing Nutrient Utilization and Reducing Waste Through Diet Composition and Feeding Strategies. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center. No. 6003 Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: This document summarizes the findings of the Southern Regional Aquaculture Center project Optimizing Nutrient Utilization and Reducing Waste through Diet Composition and Feeding Strategies. The primary objectives of the project were to determine the effects of diet composition on fish production, nutrient utilization, and excretion of organic and nitrogenous wastes and to assess the effects of various feeding strategies and techniques on fish production, nutrient utilization, and waste reduction; and to develop an overall assessment of diet composition and feeding strategies that would improve the efficiency of nutrient utilization in aquaculture feeds and forage to increase profitability of fish production and to reduce the impact of aquaculture on the environment by decreasing waste production.