Camelina oil gains Canadian approval for use in salmon feed

Discussion in 'Conservation, Fishery Politics and Management.' started by bones, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

  2. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    Great to see the potential of this oil as a substitute for fish oils. This is exactly the kind of breakthrough needed by the aquaculture industry.
  3. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    Yes this is good news for some members here. One less thing that needs defending.

    "Another of the study’s principal researchers, Dr Claude Caldwell of Dalhousie University, explains that the scientists found camelina oil to be sufficiently nutritious to replace all the fish oil in feeds, as well as some of the ground fish meal. “The use of wild-sourced fish to feed the farmed fish is not sustainable either ecologically or economically. Camelina could be a viable alternative,” he said. Considering that aquaculture companies spend 50 to 70 percent of their budgets on feed, finding a high-quality, lower cost source of oil could mean significant savings.

    While the CFIA’s recent approval only covers camelina oil, Dr Caldwell and his Dalhousie team are currently conducting feeding trials for the CFIA on camelina meal. “Camelina meal can’t entirely replace fish meal used in fish feeds, but it could replace some of that meal,” he said."
  4. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    Lighten up GLG. This is good news and you know it.
  5. GLG

    GLG Well-Known Member

    Yea your right it's good news for all members. One less thing that we all should be grateful for and for many reasons. Another tech was the use of insects for feed and a new industry starting from that.
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  6. Dave

    Dave Well-Known Member

    Happy New Year GLG, all the best.
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  7. bones

    bones Well-Known Member
    interesting,looks like they are not using as much fish meal

    Fish meal is made primarily from wild-caught menhaden, herring, sardines, anchovies, and increasingly, squid. It has quadrupled in price over the past two decades to more than $2,000 per metric ton, according to market research firm Quandl.

    As a result, much of the protein and lipids in feed now come from plant sources, commonly soybeans. Salmon diets contain as little as 12% fish meal, down from 40% only a few years ago. But going still lower will require a wholesale revamping of feed ingredients and formulations, experts say.

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