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Zum Stellenwert von Fischmehl in der Aquakultur = Significance of fish meal in aquaculture
Münkner, W.; Kuhlmann, H. (2001). Zum Stellenwert von Fischmehl in der Aquakultur = Significance of fish meal in aquaculture. Inf. Fischwirtsch. Fischereiforsch. 48(2): 66-73
In: Informationen für die Fischwirtschaft. Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei: Hamburg. ISSN 0020-0344, more
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  • Münkner, W.
  • Kuhlmann, H.

Abstract
    The worldwide aquaculture production amounts to about one third of the world fishery catch. While the world fishery catch in the last years is stagnating and an increase is not to be expected, the aquaculture rose by about 10 % annually. This rate of growth is also predicted for the next years. Fish meal and oil forms a key position for the further development of aquaculture, specially for carnivorous fish species, of which the salmonids will gain an increasing economic importance, not only on the European, but also on the Japanese and American markets. Without an adequate supply of fish meal and oil for the production of these fish species, the expected product quality cannot be realized under economic conditions. Fish meal and oil are commonly produced from small pelagic fish species, which, at present and in the near future, have no importance for direct human consumption. Since December 2000 the use of fish meal and oil in Germany is only allowed for use in aquaculture and petfood. However, conclusive arguments for a ban on the utilization for other animal feeds do not exist so far. The European Union continues to allow feeding of other animals -except ruminants -with fish meal under certain control measures.

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