AFS Journals Support Sustainable Aquaculture

hybrid striped bass. saxatilis.credit.dec.ny.govEvaluation of hydrogenated soybean oil in feeds for hybrid Striped Bass fed in conjunction with finishing periods of different durations • Dietary supplementation with allspice Pimenta dioica reduces the occurrence of streptococcal disease during first feeding of Mozambique Tilapia fry The science of aquaculture has been on a long journey toward sustainable practices, and two recent articles from two different American Fisheries Society journals showcase this progress. One of the great problems in aquaculture is that to raise fish, it has long been thought that you need to feed them animal protein or animal derived lipids; in many cases, this involves fish meal or fish oilproducts that raise questions about ecological impacts on the food web and sustainable fisheries. However, Kenson Kanczuzewski and Jesse T. Trushenski found that piscivorous hybrid Striped Bass (Morone saxatilis x M. chrysops) thrived on diets where hydrogenated soybean oil was substituted partially or entirely for fish meal.

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