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Astaxanthin krill oil serves as stand-out ingredient for developing shrimp

Astaxanthin krill oil is a healthy and sustainable dietary supplement, appealing to shrimp farmers who seek a healthy stock and rapid animal growth.

Krill meal enhances growth of Pacific white shrimp, according to new research

Krill is an important source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and feed attractants which makes it a great ingredient in feeds for shrimp. Research is constantly done to learn how its dietary inclusion can give the best results. Late 2019, a study concluded that krill in fishmeal-challenged diets resulted in:

AquaCulture America 2020

February 9th to 12th, Aquaculture America, opens its doors to welcome all who wants to gain insights of aquaculture. This year the conference will be held in Waikiki on Oahu Island, where you can almost walk out of your session and onto the beach! 

Will you attend Aquaculture Europe?

October 7th to 10th, Aquaculture Europe , opens its doors for 3 full days in Berlin. This year the conference will focus on “Our Future Growing from Water” a highly relevant topic with a world-population in constant growth. As a result, we continuously add pressure to our global food systems - leading farms to a ramp up production, in order to keep pace with the growing demand.

Look out for lipids

Adding an ingredient to feed formulations which contains omega-3s may seem like a simple recipe for success. But it really isn’t that easy, as not all omega-3s are equal. So, picking the right one is crucial and can offer a significant competitive advantage.

Let’s meet in Chennai, India at APA 2019!

In a couple of weeks, the event, Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2019 (APA19) will open its doors in Chennai, India. Aker BioMarine has an exciting program and booth hosted by various experts. Hope to see you there!

Krill, a natural and functional feed attractant in shrimp feed

Why shrimp prefer the taste of Euphausia superba

Krill meal is in itself a natural attractant, and as a chemostimulant helps increase the duration shrimp spend feeding, and by connection the amount eaten (Derby et al. 2016). Krill meal contains chitin from the exoskeleton, soluble compounds, such as trimethylamine oxide, as well as free amino acids and nucleotides. This combination, naturally found in Antarctic krill, Euphausia superba, is proven to help increase both feed attractability and palatability. To put it in simple terms, shrimp just likes the taste of krill. The result is enhanced shrimp growth and yield, meaning shrimp spend less time in the ponds and get to market faster.

Introducing a Sustainable Marine Ingredient in aquaculture

An ever-growing world population is continuously putting pressure on global food systems. For the aquaculture sector, this means ever brisker business, with the World Resources Institute estimating that it alone will need to ramp up production by up to 2 million tons annually, just to keep pace with growing demand. It’s of course good news for the industry, and for the balance sheet, but, pardon the pun, there’s a catch.

How to beat the shrimp blues with krill

Numerous consumer studies, and surveys of processors and importers, including two separate independent reports on US and UK buying attitudes conducted in January 2018, supported by AKBM, show that color is a key factor for consumers, when buying shrimps.  

QRILL Aqua product areas

For salmonoids

For salmonids, QRILL Aqua is proven to improve feed uptake and speed up growth. The fish becomes healthier and fillet quality is much better. There’s a reason the world’s most successful salmon farming companies raise their salmon on feed made with QRILL Aqua.

For Shrimp

For shrimp, QRILL Aqua and Astaxanthin Oil is proven to increase feed uptake resulting in faster growing, healthier, and tastier shrimp that look great. Whether your shrimp farming goal is to speed up growth, improve health, and enhance the final product’s taste — or maximize uptake during the starter feed stage — there is a tried and tested QRILL product.

Marine Fish

for fish

QRILL Aqua is used to enhance feed uptake and growth performance of many marine fish species, such as sea bass or sea bream. The world’s most successful marine fish farming companies rely on feed made with QRILL Aqua.