BLE-Research project „Fish for Food“
Development of cost-efficient feed resources for tropical aquaculture used on local/regional markets – sub-project 3
Status of research project: ongoing
Starting date: 01.05.2012
Completion date: 30.09.2017
Reference number (FKZ): 225.2817301710
The project is sponsored by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) in the framework of the program for innovation promotion, sector aquaculture.
The main objective is the development of a low-cost feed for carps and tilapia from protein rich by-products of the bio fuel industry with focus on Jatropha curcas.
The fishery sector plays a key role in food security, for small-scale fishers who rely directly on fish for food, incomes and services, but also for the consumers, who profit from the excellent source of the high-quality animal protein. For an adult 150g of fish provides about 50-60% of the daily protein requirements. Beside protein fish is also a source of essential micronutrients, vitamins and minerals.