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Aquafeeds project enters next phase

Animal nutrition company, BIOMIN, has announced the start of its experiment work in the WiseFeed project to improve the sustainability and performance of aquafeeds.

Edward Manchester, global head of aquaculture at BIOMIN, said: “Performance, profitability and the environment are themes that we encounter on a regular basis in our discussion with clients across the world.

“Our robust research and development capabilities allow us to advance scientific knowledge and deliver leading products to customers.”

BIOMIN has been at the forefront of research on the impacts of mycotoxins in aquaculture species in recent years.

Scientist at BIOMIN Rui Gonçalves added: “Scientific research continues to document the negative impact of mycotoxins on various fish and shrimp species.

“The objective of our participation is to better understand how mycotoxins impact the digestibility of plant-based diets in aquaculture and how to counteract any negative effects – and therefore boost performance.”

The project incorporates a collaborative network of eight academic partners and research associates from six countries. WiseFeed has received funding under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) grant.