Recent Developments In The Use Of Palm Oil In Aquaculture Feeds: A Review
Christian Larbi Ayisi, Jin-Liang Zhao
Key words: Aquaculture, Developments, Feed, Palm oil, Recent,
SUMMARY: The continuous and rapid growth of aquaculture in terms of size and annual total production has resulted in the need to seek for pragmatic measures to reduce the cost of production which feeding covers approximately 60%. This present work reviews the advances made in the use of palm oil as an alternative lipid source in aquafeeds. In this review it is documented that with respect to price, availability and cost effective wise palm oil is the best choice as compared to other vegetable oils as well as fish oil. Also it is made clear that the use of palm oil in aquafeeds partially or exclusively does not compromise the growth, feed utilization as well as body composition of fish. It is also made clear based on existing information that palm oil impacts on the quality of aquafeeds positively. We therefore suggest that the use of palm oil in aquafeeds should be well embraced and much work should be done concerning its effects on non-specific immunity as well as effects on the expression of genes responsible for growth promoting and lipid metabolism.
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