​​​​​​​Essential for fish nutrition

Essential for fish nutrition

Fishmeal is a balanced, highly digestible and palatable feed ingredient which is used at strategic stages of the production cycle of fish in support of growth and health.  It offers a range of important nutrients for farmed fish, including:

  • Protein for growth – fishmeal is among the best available ingredients for protein, with an abundance of amino acids that fit precisely the requirements for all fish species
  • Long chain omega-3’s (EPA & DHA) - Richer source than any other feed ingredient, barring fish oil itself (fishmeal usually contains 8-12% of fish oil), which is essential for overall good health and optimal growth
  • Minerals - An excellent source of a number of nutritionally important minerals, including calcium and phosphorus (aids bone formation), magnesium, potassium, and selenium
  • Vitamins – rich in vitamins, such as vitamin A (immune system), vitamin D (aids mineral absorption and bone health), vitamin E (nerve function), vitamin K (blood clotting), as well as vitamins such as B1, B2, B6 and B12
  • Additional unique compounds which have been linked to superior performance, and palatability, include taurine, trimethylamine oxide, nucleotides and glycosaminoglycans

Fish oil is an essential component of a healthy and balanced diet for farmed fish.  Just as they provide health benefits to humans, so do they provide health advantages for farmed fish. The benefits of using fish oil include:

  • Dietary source of energy and essential for overall good health and optimal growth
  • Long chain omega-3 fatty acids such as EPA and DHA support physiological processes including cellular signalling, membrane function and hormone precursors
  • Greatly enhances palatability of the feed – which is vital at the early stages of growth