Protein and amino acid requirements of warm-water fishes: a tool to efficient and low-cost fish feed production in Nigeria

Balogun, A.M. and Bello-Olusoji, O. and Fasakin, E.A. (1993) Protein and amino acid requirements of warm-water fishes: a tool to efficient and low-cost fish feed production in Nigeria. In: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON) , 16-20 November 1992 ,Abeokuta, Nigeria, pp. 95-104.

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Abstract

Numerous investigations have utilized various semi-purified and purified diets to estimate the protein and amino acid requirements of several temperate fishes. The vast literature on the protein and amino acid requirements of fishes has continued to omit that of the tropical warm water species. The net effect is that fish feed formulation in Nigeria have relied on the requirement for temperate species. This paper attempts to review the state of knowledge on the protein amino acid requirements of fishes with emphasis on the warm water species, the methods of protein and amino acid requirement determinations and the influence of various factors on nutritional requirement studies. Finally evidence are presented with specific examples on how requirements of warm water fishes are different from the temperate species and used this to justify why fish feed formulation in Nigeria are far from being efficient

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Protein and amino acid requirements of warm-water fishes: a tool to efficient and low-cost fish feed production in Nigeria
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Balogun, A.M.
Bello-Olusoji, O.
Fasakin, E.A.
Page Range: pp. 95-104
Date: 1993
Event Title: 10th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Abeokuta, Nigeria
Event Dates: 16-20 November 1992
Issuing Agency: Fisheries Society of Nigeria
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nigeria; amino acids; artificial feeding; diets; feed preparation; fish culture; nutritional requirements; proteins
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 3498
Depositing User: Ms Maria Kalentsits
Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2010 06:56
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 17:18
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3498

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