The use of locally available materials in fish feed production.
In: 4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 26-29 November, 1985
, Port-Harcourt, Nigeria.
In Nigeria, the culture of fish is gaining importance, but local fish farmers face a set back because of the stoppage on importation of fish feed. Locally available raw materials such as yam, plantain, banana, cowpeas, macuna, maize, cassava, millet, sorghum, groundnut, sunnhemp seed and brewery wastes are considered as potential materials for fish feed. These have been examined on their minimum protein contributions since this is the most expensive part of the fish feed. Alternative sources to animal proteins are also examined. Plant protein from groundnut, melon, mucuna and others compare favourably with bloodmeal mixture and thus can be used to replace the more expensive animal proteins. Pellet feed can be produced on a small scale or commercial basis from the locally available raw materials and the fish farmer is advised to seek assistance from qualified fisheries personnel
Conference or Workshop Item
||The use of locally available materials in fish feed production
||4th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||26-29 November, 1985
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; artificial feeding; feed preparation; fish culture; proteins
Ms Maria Kalentsists
||19 May 2010 15:14
||29 Sep 2011 17:29
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