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E-ISSN: 2347-5129, P-ISSN: 2394-0506

International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2022, Vol. 10, Issue 1, Part B

Fermented cottonseed meal as an alternative for groundnut oil cake in aquafeed


Author(s): Padala Dharmakar, S Aanand, J Stephen Sampath Kumar, Muralidhar P Ande, P Padmavathy and J Jaculine Pereira

Abstract: Better nutrition in aquaculture is essential for higher growth and improved yields. Enhancing production through the intensification of cultural practices ensures profitability and a sustained supply of fish protein. However, such intensification of aquaculture practices shifts the emphasis to feed-based culture. Feed cost represents the significant operational cost in animal production. In aquaculture, it represents about 50-60% of the operational costs and plays a vital role in determining the profitability of aquaculture. As fish meal resources are declining, the ingredients for these feeds will have to be sourced mainly from plants. Plant-based ingredients are widely available, renewable, and are already being used in aquafeed. These agro-industrial residues like cottonseed meal can be suitable, especially after fermentation, due to their low production cost and high nutritional value. Improved nutritional quality of agro-waste as feed is considered very important for its practical application in fish feed. The improvement in nutrient quality is best obtained by solid-state fermentation, resulting in decreased antinutritional factors of agro-waste products.

DOI: 10.22271/fish.2022.v10.i1b.2642

Pages: 151-154  |  168 Views  9 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Padala Dharmakar, S Aanand, J Stephen Sampath Kumar, Muralidhar P Ande, P Padmavathy, J Jaculine Pereira. Fermented cottonseed meal as an alternative for groundnut oil cake in aquafeed. Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2022;10(1):151-154. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/fish.2022.v10.i1b.2642
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