Hatcheryfeed vol 6 issue 2 2018

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Future microdiets will bring improvements As knowledge of larval nutrition progresses and newer technologies become available, better performing microdiets for fish will become available. This will mean faster growing larvae, higher survival rates and better quality juveniles, with an early live-feed replacement increasingly being a reality.

References Candeias-Mendes, A., Viegas, S., Castanho, S., Pinto, W., PousãoFerreira, P., Conceição, L.E.C. (2016). A microdiet designed for fast-growing fish larvae improves performance in meagre

(Argyrosomus regius). Aquaculture Europe 16 - Food for Thought. Edinburgh (Scotland), 20-23rd September. Castanho, S., Viegas, S., CandeiasMendes, A., Pinto, W., Conceição, L.E.C., Pousão-Ferreira, P. (2016). A high protein/high energy micodiet improves growth and survival in larval gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata). Aquaculture Europe 16 Food for Thought. Edinburgh (Scotland), 20-23rd September. Canada, P., Conceição, L.E.C., Mira, S., Teodósio, R., Fernandes, J.M.O., Barrios, C., Millán, F., Pedroche, J., Valente, L.M.P., Engrola, S., 2017. Dietary protein complexity modulates growth, protein utilisation and the expression of protein digestion-related genes in

Senegalese sole larvae. Aquaculture 479, 273-284.

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Wilson Pinto, Ph.D., Sparos Ltd., Portugal E: wilsonpinto@sparos.pt