In Search of Novel Ingredients and Functional Additives to Power the Shrimp Feed of the Future

Dr Waldo Nuez-Ortiz, Aqua Lead Scientist, Nutriad, Belgium

Given the increasing price and fluctuating availability of quality raw materials, the optimal supply of essential nutrients and the subsequent cost-efficiency of shrimp feed demands a creative mind from the feed formulator. Furthermore, shrimp production continues to suffer important economic losses due to the impact of a wide variety of diseases.

Novel ingredients and functional feed additives are available today to compensate for the nutritional gaps derived from the increasingly reduced inclusion levels of fish meal and fish oil, and to prevent and minimize the impact of shrimp disease. This presentation will deliver an overview of nutritional strategies aiming to secure high production efficiency and good health of shrimp.