New aquaculture feed presented to conference –

New aquaculture feed presented to conference Published:  07 March, 2008

Image courtesy of Nofima

A NEW shrimp larvae feed, developed by a Norwegian aquaculture feed company, has been presented to an international aquaculture feed, ingredient and fish farming audience at VICTAM Asia 2008 in Bangkok.

The company, Blue Limit AS, is a spin-off from Nofima (formerly Fiskeriforsning) in Bergen.

The new feed, Brilliant Blue, generated “significant interest” from both shrimp larvae producers and feed producers.

In shrimp farming, the fry are fed live feed after hatching, initially algae. Later, they are fed a mixture of algae and artemia – a crustacean that is common to use for marine larvae.

“The company intends to replace artemia in shrimp hatcheries and where ever else our feed can be useful,” says Anders Aksnes, managing director of Blue Limit and senior scientist at Nofima.

“Brilliant Blue clearly has a place in the early stage shrimp larvae feed arena as a specially formulated early stage shrimp larvae supplement feed.”

Shrimp larvae which have received the new feed thrive, and the feed does not absorb and does not foul the water.

Together with the studies on survival, growth, leakage and dispersion, these results show that Brilliant Blue has unique properties. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.