The development of pheromone-based feeding attractants for sustainable aquaculture
Novel feeding attractants based on synthetically produced fish pheromones have been developed to assist in the development of sustainable aquaculture.
In the presentation "The development of pheromone-based feeding attractants for sustainable aquaculture" at Aquafeed Horizons Conference, Dr. Andy Moore will describe the results from initial feeding and growth trials at commercial aquaculture facilities that show that the attractants induce increased feeding activity in species such as the European cod, penaeid shrimp and tilapia resulting in increased rate of growth and feed uptake.
Dr Andy Moore gained his PhD in Marine Biology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, specializing in the neurophysiological basis of sensory perception in marine invertebrates. He continued with this research as a post-doctoral research assistant before taking up a permanent post in the Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries Group at the Centre of Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, UK.
He is presently Head of Salmon and Freshwater Fisheries at CEFAS. His principal research interests are fish behaviour and conservation and the development of pheromone-based feeding attractants for sustainable aquaculture, commercial fishing, sport fishing and the ornamental fish industry.
Aquafeed Horizons will take place from May 9 to May 10, 2007 at Utrecht, the Netherlands, during Victam 2007. More about Aquafeed Horizons, including full program of speakers and registration details can be found on the conference website.