Recent Studies Toward the Development of Practical Diets for Shrimp and Their Nutritional Requirements

  • Christian Larbi Ayisi Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fishery Germplasm Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, 201306
  • Xueming Hua Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fishery Germplasm Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, 201306
  • Andrews Apraku Key Laboratory of Freshwater Fishery Germplasm Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai, 201306
  • Gyamfua Afriyie Department of Fisheries and Water Resources, School of Natural Resources, University of Energy and Natural Resources, P.O. Box 214, Sunyani
  • Beatrice Amankwah Kyei Guangdong Ocean University (GDOU), Xiashan District, Zhanjiang City, 524025 Guangdong Province
Keywords: aquaculture, digestibility, lipids, nutrient requirements, shrimp

Abstract

Shrimp is a very important source of protein which is patronized by almost half of the world's population, and hence a very important specie in aquaculture. There is the need for increase in shrimp production worldwide to meet consumer demands. However, shrimp production is hampered by high cost of commercial feeds. Increase in prices of fish oil and fish meal has led to calls for their substitute. This calls for substitute has resulted in researchers studying the nutritional requirement of shrimp. The rationale for this article is to review the literature available on recent studies toward the development of practical diets for shrimps focusing on the nutrients required by different species qualitatively as well as quantitatively. This review highlights on nutrient requirements with respect to growth and feed utilization. Digestibility of nutrients used in shrimp diets is also accounted for in this article.

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Published
2018-03-26
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