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Soy protein concentrate replaces fishmeal in spotted rose snapper diets

Results of a study evaluating the partial replacement of fishmeal in diets for spotted rose snappers, in Costa Rica.

September 3, 2015

This paper evaluates the partial replacement of fishmeal in diets for spotted rose snappers, in a study carried out in Costa Rica.

The authors, Herbert E Quintero PhD, Michael C Cremer PhD, Francisco de la Torre and Thiago Soligo, set up a feeding demonstration at a cage farm in Costa Rica to evaluate the partial replacement of fishmeal in diets for spotted rose snappers with soy protein concentrate (SPC) containing over 55% protein, low antinutritional factor content and low trypsin inhibitor activity. Inclusion of SPC at up to 26.4% in the diets did not affect snapper production parameters. There was no significant difference between the performance of fish fed an SPC-based diet and those that received commercial fishmeal-based diets.

The full paper can be read in Global Aquaculture Advocate

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