Traditionally fish feeds are based on fishmeal and fish oil derived from capture fisheries but there is increasing pressure on this raw material due to increasing demands from a variety of users including the growing aquaculture sector and the human health market (e.g. Fish oil food supplements). Hence the sustainability and competiveness of aquaculture may depend on the replacement of these with alternative ingredients such as plant-based feeds. ARRAINA will build on this need by measuring the long-term effects these changes in diet will have on the full life cycle of fish for which presently little is known.
By developing applied tools and solutions of technological interest in collaborations with SMEs, ARRAINA will further strengthen the links between the scientific community and the EU feed industry and will contribute to increase the productivity and performance of the aquaculture sector leading to competitive advantage to the whole sector at a global level.
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