Is one feed sufficient for all aquaculture species?

No. Fish and shrimp, like humans, depend on a balanced diet to stay healthy and have different nutritional needs throughout their life cycle. Skretting produce feeds that support fish and shrimp throughout all life cycle and production needs.  

 

Fish, like humans, depend on a nutritionally balanced diet in the form of protein, fat, carbohydrate and added vitamins and minerals, to meet their needs throughout their life cycle.   

Skretting feeds are formulated for  

  • species  
  • lifecycle (e.g. smolt or grower)  
  • diet preference (e.g. carnivorous, herbivorous)  
  • environment (e.g. saltwater, freshwater, tropical, temperate)  
  • type of farm (e.g. sea pens, ponds, land-based recirculation facilities)  

Continuous R&D is essential to develop a comprehensive understanding of the needs throughout the life cycle of different species. For example a juvenile, carnivorous Atlantic salmon being raised in a freshwater, land-based hatchery until it reaches 200g in size requires a high protein feed to meet its rapid growth requirements, while a harvest size Atlantic salmon (4-5kg) raised in a sea pen requires a feed with less protein and more fat compared to a juvenile. This is because an adult salmon doesn’t require as much protein for growth, but is able to use more energy from fat in its diet.  

FAQs

Why choose farmed over wild fish?
Are farmed fish and shrimp healthy to eat?
Do salmon and trout feeds contain colouring?
What ingredients are in Skretting feeds?
Are the raw materials that Skretting uses in its feeds responsibly sourced?
Do feeds contain chemicals or preservatives dangerous to human health?
Are the animal by-products used in aquaculture feeds dangerous to human health?
Do feeds contain growth hormones or antibiotics?
What are fish meal and fish oil, and why are they used in aquaculture feeds?
Is low fish meal/fish oil content in feeds harmful to fish and shrimp?
Does Skretting use novel ingredients in its feeds?
What is ethoxyquin and is it safe?
Are circular economy principles applied to aquaculture feeds?
Is aquaculture sustainable?
Is aquaculture controlled?
Why is aquaculture important?
Why do aquaculture species grow quickly?
Are farms healthy environments for producing fish and shrimp?
How much wild fish is needed to feed farmed fish?
Are Skretting feeds sustainable?
Is it safe to eat farmed fish and shrimp?
How is Skretting contributing to feeding a growing global population?
Is one feed sufficient for all aquaculture species?
How much feed is needed to grow a farmed fish?
Can efficient feed management help improve the sustainability of aquaculture?
Does fish feed have a shelf life?
How do I order feed and how is it delivered?