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The cost of compound feed is a constraint in intensive fish and poultry farming, contributing 60-80% of the total production costs, 70% of which is due to fish and soy meal used as protein source. This review presents the extent to which insects have been utilised as an alternative protein source...

Author(s)
Ssepuuya, G.; Namulawa, V.; Mbabazi, D.; Mugerwa, S.; Fuuna, P.; Nampijja, Z.; Ekesi, S.; Fiaboe, K. K. M.; Nakimbugwe, D.
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers, Wageningen, Netherlands
Citation
Journal of Insects as Food and Feed, 2017, 3, 4, pp 289-302
Abstract

The inability of Ghana's capture-based fisheries to meet national demand has placed aquaculture in an advantageous position to satisfy this supply deficit. The majority of fish farmers in Ghana, however, resort to local feed mixtures, occasionally in combination with commercial aquafeeds,...

Author(s)
Obirikorang, K. A.; Amisah, S.; Fialor, S. C.; Skov, P. V.
Publisher
Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands
Citation
Aquaculture International, 2015, 23, 2, pp 403-425
Abstract

Aquaculture, an important source for animal protein utilizes a lot of fishmeal regarded as the best protein source in fish feeds. For making feeds, aquaculture sector alone consumed the equivalent of about 23.8 million metric tons (mmt) of fish or 87% of nonfood fish by 2006. By 2011, the non-food...

Author(s)
Egwui, P. C.; Mgbenka, B. O.; Ezeonyejiaku, C. D.
Publisher
Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria
Citation
Animal Research International, 2013, 10, 1, pp 1672-1680

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