AQUACULTURE

AQUACULTURE

AlgaePiscis® – a formulation of microalgae is ideal for the development of fish larvae in aquaculture, enabling them to grow faster, healthier and stronger. Feedback from Spanish aquaculture facilities indicates that the survival rate of fish larvae is higher with the AlgaePiscis® microalgae in their diet compared to “home grown” microalgae – which makes it ideal for increasing the health, yields and quality of fish farms and spawning centres.

Intensive use of extractive fishing is threatening important species and sometimes forces governments to impose temporary fishing bans. Fish availability is impacting the profitability of fishing fleets and ship-owners are seeing their livelihoods threatened. Local, inshore fishing is also being strongly impacted as commercial fishing fleets extract increasing quantities of both target fish and by-catch.

In this context and given the continuously growing demand for fish due to the ever-growing human population, breeding of different types of fish, crustaceans and molluscs in fish farms is an increasingly viable solution.

After hatching, fish larvae feed on multicellular microorganisms – Rotifera and Artemia, which in turn require a balanced and natural food source provided by microalgae. This is the only way to achieve healthy farmed fish which compare favourably with those found in the wild. Microalgae are therefore a basic need in the aquaculture sector, AlgaePiscis® provides ALL of the essential nutrients for healthy fish growth.

Many fish hatcheries produce their own “home grown” microalgae, which tend to be general strains that do not necessarily have the full balance of nutrients. Additionally, the microalgae are typically grown in ponds onsite (or near site), requiring investment in land, equipment, raw nutrients and personnel. AlgaePiscis® is grown in controlled conditions and benefits from existing infrastructure and trained personnel – improving the quality and effectiveness.

AlgaEnergy has entered into research collaborations with various universities and with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), thanks to which it is currently able to produce various microalgae strains required in the sector, ensuring outstanding properties for larvae feeding, for the nutritional improvement of fish feed or for its use through the “green waters” technique.

As a result of the research conducted by its scientific associates over the course of the last three decades, AlgaEnergy and SuDev Planet can now supply highly sanitized biomass under its ALGAEPISCIS trademark from different strains of microalgae, with unique nutritional profiles and an extraordinary capacity for resuspension.

SuDev Planet and AlgaEnergy can provide the UK aquaculture market with the following products:

  • Nannochloropsis gaditana PREMIUM
  • Isochrysis galbana
  • Other strains