420-256 (FST-269P)

Authors as Published

Steven Craig, Assistant Professor, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Tech; and Louis Helfrich, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech Revised by: David D. Kuhn, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, Department of Food Science and Technology, Virginia Tech; and Michael H. Schwarz, Director, of Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Virginia Tech

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Good nutrition in animal production systems is essential to economical production of a healthy, high-quality product. In fish farming (aquaculture), nutrition is critical because feed typically represents approximately 50 percent of the variable production cost. Fish nutrition has advanced dramatically in recent years with the development of new, balanced commercial diets that promote optimal fish growth and health. The development of new species-specific diet formulations supports the aquaculture industry as it expands to satisfy increasing demand for affordable, safe, high-quality fish and seafood products.

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Publication Date

July 5, 2017