As feed is the largest single cost item in aquaculture production, and formulating aquaculture feed requires many combinations of several ingredients and nutrient requirements, this book takes a clear-and -concise approach, providing essential information on formulation and covering relevant available software, feed nutrients, and additives such as enzymes and phytase and conjugated fatty acids, as well as best industry practices to improve aquafeed production.
Users will find this to be a one-stop resource for anyone interested or involved in, the global aquaculture industry.
- Includes the latest software evaluation for calculating protein and amino acid sources, trace minerals, and vitamins for aquaculture diets- Provides essential information on formulation, covering feed nutrients and additives such as enzymes and phytase and conjugated fatty acids- Presents factors affecting nutrient recommendations for aquaculture diets and nutritional effects on aquaculture nutrient excretion and water quality- Covers a broad range of techniques to understand the nutrient recommendations in the NRC guide
Chapter 2 Feed formulation software
Chapter 3 Understanding the nutritional and biological constraints of ingredients to optimize their application in aquaculture feeds
Chapter 4 Nutrient requirements
Chapter 5 Functional feed additives in aquaculture feeds
Chapter 6 Optimizing nutritional quality of aquafeeds
Dr. Nates is currently the President of the Latin American Rendering Association and the former President & CEO of the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation. He is also the former Vice-Chairman of the Animal Co-Products Research and Education Center (ACREC) at Clemson University. Dr. Nates is a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Aquaculture Alliance and the Chairman of the Feed Mill Certification Committee--GAA.
Over the last twenty years of his career, Sergio has specialized in assisting the development of responsible fishing and aquaculture practices. He has also developed and implemented comprehensive management and research programs worldwide; product development, ingredient value models, formulation standards and quality assurance programs. He is the author of several book chapters and more than 100 publications.