Effect of taurine supplementation on the metabolism and body lipid-to-protein ratio in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

  • Published source details Espe M., Ruohonen K. & El- Mowafi A. (2012) Effect of taurine supplementation on the metabolism and body lipid-to-protein ratio in juvenile Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture Research, 43, 349-360.


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  1. Use supplements

    A controlled, replicated experiment in Norway (Espe et al., 2012) found that fingerling Atlantic salmon fed low fishmeal diets with and without taurine supplementation had lower average weight gain (12.8 and 13.5g per fish) than fish fed a control fish meal diet (17.5g per fish). Growth in salmon given the low fish meal, supplemented diet was about 75% of the growth in fish fed the control diet. Over 56 days, 2,250 fingerling salmon were fed either plant protein-based low fish meal diets (16.5% fish meal) with or without taurine supplementation (0 or 0.1% taurine) or a control high fish meal diet (65% fishmeal). Both low fishmeal diets were supplemented with 1% krill meal to aid palatability. Salmon were fed by automated feeders and weighed at the start and end of the experiment.

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