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JAPAN - House fly pupae promising protein source for aquafeed

Researchers have developed a feed from the pupae of the common house fly that is proving to be not only economically advantageous when compared to fishmeal but also boosts immunity

February 4, 2012


Professor Takeshi Miura and a team of researchers at South Ehime Fisheries Research Center, Ehime University, have developed a feed from the pupae of the common house fly that is proving to be not only economically advantageous when compared to fishmeal but also boosts immunity.

In feeding trials with  sea bream, growth and color improvements were seen and the product was shown to boost immunity.

The fly pupae are grown in pig manure, dried, ground and sterilized. Miura and his team have established a commercial company and hope to commercialize the product in two to three years. [Source: Mainichi Daily News]

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