The correct approachHatchery tank at MERL to fish nutrition is essential in maintaing a healthy stock in a sustainable and profitable business.  Great advances in the development of new targeted feed products have been made by our researchers at the Institute of Aquaculture.  We support this research by offering testing facilities and expertise for a wide variety of new products and systems.  We also work closely with many feed manufacturers to improve and market their products.

Research into fish nutrition has been carried out in the following areas:

  • Feed additivesCod eggs
  • Novel feed formulations
  • Alternative sources for feed constituents
  • Nutrition for broodstock for improved egg quality
  • Enrichment of live feeds
  • Larval feeds and weaning diets
  • Immunostimulants
  • Pre and pro-biotics
  • Feeding systems and strategy