Nutrient requirements and feeding of Haddock

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Proceedings titleEarly Rearing of Haddock : State of the Art : Proceedings of the Workshop, 16-17 October 2002, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, Aquaculture Division, Fisheries & Oceans Canada
Series titleAquaculture Association of Canada special publication; Volume 7
ConferenceWorkshop on Early Rearing of Haddock: State of the Art, October 16-17, 2002, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
Pages7986; # of pages: 8
AbstractThe development of feeds for potential new marine fish species for aquaculture must be based on sound information regarding the nutrient requirements, digestion, absorption and retention of major nutrients and energy utilization from various feed ingredients. Until recently, the field of haddock nutrition remained unexplored. Our preliminary research has shown that diet containing high amounts of protein (50-55%), low carbohydrate (<14%), low lipid (<15%) with a sufficient amount of n-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (1.5-2.0 % eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic fatty acids) and well fortified with vitamins and trace elements is suitable for initial feed formulations of haddock growout diets. Higher amounts of dietary lipid (>12%) cause fatty liver and an increase in hepatosomatic index. The role of certain critical nutrients (protein and amino acids, essential fatty acids, minerals, vitamins), energy utilization, feeds and feeding for haddock is briefly reviewed.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Institute for Marine Biosciences
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NRC number54680
NPARC number21193289
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