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July 19, 2013


Novacq™ Increases Shrimp Growth Rate 30%


Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) has continued work with a new bioactive aquafeed ingredient Novacq™ (Patent Number AU200820188), derived from low-value plant waste.  Novacq™ has demonstrated a 30 percent increase in the growth rate of farmed shrimp compared with conventional fishmeal-based aquaculture feed products! This has been substantiated by on-farm trials with licensees in Australia and Asia.




Information: Rachel Fitzgerald, CSIRO A/Group, Communication Manager, Food, Health & Life Science Industries (phone +61-2-9490-8495, email, webpage


Information: Dr. Nigel Preston, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Theme Leader, Breed Engineering Food Futures Flagship, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (phone: +61-7-3833 5957, email, webpage


Sources: 1. CSIRO.  Advancing Aquaculture Feed and Prawn Breeding.  July 16, 2013.  2. CSIRO.  Aquaculture Global Challenges and Local Solutions (  Nigel Preston and Brett Glencross.  Pictures: A Slide Presentation.  No Date.


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