Fish oil in aquaculture : in retrospect

De Silva, Sena, Francis, David S. and Tacon, Albert G. J. 2011, Fish oil in aquaculture : in retrospect, in Fish oil replacement and alternative lipid sources in aquaculture feeds, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Flo., pp.1-20.

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Title Fish oil in aquaculture : in retrospect
Author(s) De Silva, Sena
Francis, David S.
Tacon, Albert G. J.
Title of book Fish oil replacement and alternative lipid sources in aquaculture feeds
Editor(s) Turchini, Giovanni M.
Ng, Wing-Keong
Tocher, Douglas R.
Publication date 2011
Chapter number 1
Total chapters 15
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher CRC Press
Place of Publication Boca Raton, Flo.
Keyword(s) aquaculture
fish oil
sustainability
ethics
politics
Summary The use of fish oils by aquaculture is the key impediment on the future growth and sustainability of the industry. Fish oil, the key provider of health-beneficial omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, fluctuates drastically in supply and cost, and is extracted unsustainably from world oceans. Resultantly, its persistent use has fueled a heated global debate and sparked a generation of research focus into possible means of reducing the aquaculture industry's dependence on this resource. This chapter introduces the subject of fish oil usage in aquaculture on a global basis, and briefly traces the history of related issues. Accordingly, the major fish species utilized for fish meal and fish oil production are traced and the chemical and nutritional characteristics of fish oils of different origins are provided. The future expected availability of fish oil for aquaculture and the sustainability of the reduction industry are subsequently discussed.
ISBN 9781439808627
1439808627
Language eng
Field of Research 070499 Fisheries Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 860304 Prepared Animal Feed
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, CRC Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031360

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Life and Environmental Sciences
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