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 produces feeds that support fish and shrimp throughout all life cycle and production needs. 

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.