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September 19, 2013


Ridley AgriProducts Licenses Shrimp Feed with No Fish Products—Video


In July 2013, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) introduced a new bioactive aquafeed ingredient called “Novacq”™, derived from low-value plant waste.  In pond trials, Novacq demonstrated a 30 percent increase in the growth rate of farmed shrimp compared to conventional fishmeal-based feed!  Including Novacq in shrimp feed has shown that fish meal and fish oil can be completely replaced, potentially freeing shrimp feeds from reliance on wild fishery resources.


Ridley AgriProducts, a large animal feed company based in Australia, has licensed the rights to produce and distribute Novacq in Australia and several Southeast Asian countries.


For a two-minute video of Dr. Nigel Preston,  who helped develop the feed, talking about the feed, click on the link in the Source below.


Information: Ridley AgriProducts, P.O. Box 16187, Collins Street West, Melbourne, Victoria 8007, Australia (phone: +61-3-8624-6500, fax +61-3-862-6505, email, webpage


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


Source:  Australia: the Sustainable Prawn Feed Additive.  September 18, 2013.

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