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Further studies on the digestive physiology of juvenile dover sole - FC0108

R&D Summary Objectives:- Further experimental development of artificial feeds for larval and juvenile sole incorporating microencapsulated digestive enzymes, related studies into digestive physiology of young fish will also continue. Key customer purpose:- Enable MAFF to provide support and encouragement for the advancement of marine fish cultivation in the UK through the development of new feeds for young fish.
1. Production of microencapsulated diets containing digestive enzymes. Quantification of enzymatic activity and water stability of diets as a function of production method and enzyme content. 2. Investigation of the acceptability of microcapsules for first feeding marine sole larvae. 3. Feeding trials with sole larvae and other marine fish larvae - halibut, turbot, bass and sea-bream depending on availability. 4. Assessment of the effect of feeding time on growth and food conversion efficiency in juvenile sole. 5. Assessment of the effect of substituting fish protein with vegetable protein on growth and food conversion efficiency in juvenile sole.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1994

To: 1997

Cost: £79,126
Contractor / Funded Organisations
UCNW, Ocean Sciences
Fish Farming              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture