Aquaculture Europe 16 “Food for thought”, 20-23 September. Poster 200, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1070
In recent years, the use of algae has drawn considerable attention because they are considered as sustainable aquafeed ingredients. The present study has evaluated a defatted microalgal co-product, which originated from the production of third generation biofuels. Defatted microalgal biomass has been used as fish meal (FM) substitutes in aquafeeds (Kiron et al., 2012). The aim of this study was to evaluate the digestibility, growth performance, nutrient utilization, changes in the intestinal morphology and innate immunity of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) fed the defatted biomass of Nannochloropsis sp. as a partial substitute for FM.