Giovanni Turchini: Alternative sources of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are needed
Giovanni Turchini, associate professor at Deakin University in Australia, presented “Fishmeal/Fish Oil Use in Aquafeed & the Evolving Nutritional Profile of Farmed Seafood” at the Global Aquaculture Alliance’s GOAL 2016 conference in Guangzhou, China, on Sept. 21, 2016.
In his presentation, Turchini gave a comprehensive historical look at global fishmeal usage and said that aquaculture must, in the future, break its dependence on marine resources like fishmeal and fish oil.
To maximize the viewing of this video, here are the slides used in his presentation (right-click and open in a new tab to follow along).
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One of the world’s leading fish nutrition experts talks about how aquaculture can learn to survive, and even thrive without depending on fishmeal and fish oil. It’ll take a lot of innovation, but Giovanni Turchini is confident that the industry is on the right path.
In the second part of our interview with the associate head of research at the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at Deakin University (Australia) he discusses the various alternative sources of omega-3 fatty acids coming on to the market and why research is crucial to advancing aquaculture.
After 14 years with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Rick Barrows talks about the importance of finding ‘complete’ and commercially viable alternative sources of omega-3 fatty acids and continuing innovation in the aquafeed sector.
There are similarities and differences between the various aquaculture certification programs but until recently there has been little publicly available analysis to document those points. Michael Tlusty, director of ocean sustainability science at the New England Aquarium, provided it at GOAL 2016.