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Optimisation of Formulated Diets for marine fish larvae - FC0911

Summary Objectives:-
Evaluate the effect that various diet characteristics, such as colour, olfactory cues etc, have on larval feeding behaviour and hence provide an understanding of how specific stimuli make food acceptable to fish or determine behaviour such as cannibalism.

Key Customer Purpose:-
Through the development of formulated larval fish feeds, help reduce industry's reliance on live feed, and thus encourage an expansion of the industry, including the use of novel species.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Optimisation of formulated diets for marine fish larvae   (1974k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2000

Cost: £227,276
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fish Farming              
Sustainable Production              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture