FeedKind® effects on fish behaviour and immunoregulation (FS159)

Aim:

The aim of this project is to gather evidence of FeedKind®’s impact on salmon health, with the long-term objective of whole or partial replacement of fish meal within finfish diets

Funding Amount:

£50,000

Duration of Project:

5 Months

Project Summary:

Salmon aquaculture is a rapidly expanding food production industry in the UK and across the globe. There is a tremendous effort to ensure that this industry develops in a sustainable and responsible manner, including the introduction of sustainable nutritional sources. FeedKind® is a novel, sustainable protein source derived from bacterial fermentation, which is being commercialised in Asia for shrimp aquaculture.

The aim of this project is to gather evidence of FeedKind®’s impact on salmon health, with the long-term objective of whole or partial replacement of fish meal within finfish diets. We hypothesise that the addition of FeedKind® to the salmon diet may modulate immunity and resilience towards external injury and disease and reduce stress, with a positive impact on the welfare of fish in aquaculture.

STATUS: Ongoing

Project Lead

University of the West of Scotland