Shrimps usually dominate the production of crustaceans typically farmed in coastal aquaculture. Besides this, they are also an essential source of earnings for several developing countries in Asia and Latin America. Whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) is the most produced species, with over 50 percent of total crustaceans produced, demonstrating the importance of shrimp species in the aquaculture sector.
An efficient diet formulation for L. vannamei
Optimizing shrimp production performance is crucial to the success of the sector. An efficient diet formulation, combined with successful health and welfare management, will determine higher production output. As part of a proactive approach for health and performance topics, functional and sustainable additives, such as phytogenics, have proven to be effective tools.
Phytogenic performance in aquaculture
In this article published in International Aquafeed (August 2021) you will discover two experiments with a new phytogenic formulation in whiteleg shrimp (L. vannamei). They permitted to confirm the effect on growth performance parameters and feed efficiency.
Dr. Alex Makol has a strong background in fish nutrition. After studying Marine Biology in Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) in New Jersey (USA), he continued developing his scientific background with a Master in Aquaculture Fish Nutrition and completed his scientific background with a PhD in Aquaculture Fish Nutrition in the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), in Spain. Alex joined to Delacon 4 years ago where he is responsible as Global Unit Manager Aqua to develop the Aquaculture line products.