Special Issue "Advances in Dietary Protein Research: Shaping Innovative Feeds for a Sustainable Ocean"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: aquaculture; nutrition, amino acids; alternative ingredients; fish welfare
Interests: aquaculture; nutrition; growth; protein metabolism; feeding strategies
Aquaculture has been facing the challenge to find alternative ingredients for innovative feed formulations that foster a sustainable future growth. Protein is the most expensive ingredient in feeds for fish and shrimp, and research on alternative proteins to fishmeal is being fruitful in the surge of sustainable feeds. Current knowledge indicates that the importance of protein and its constituents (amino acids) goes beyond growth, and aspects such as fish health and welfare must be taken into consideration in the development of novel feeds.
In this Special Issue, we invite contributions focusing on protein nutrition in fish and shrimp, at all developmental stages, in the following research topics:
- Protein and amino acid requirements;
- Alternative/non-conventional dietary proteins;
- Inclusion of protein hydrolysates and amino acids as nutritional strategies to improve fish performance and robustness;
- Effects of alternative proteins, hydrolysates, and amino acids on stress and/or immune responses, as well as their impacts on health and welfare.
Gathering information not only on how alternative proteins, hydrolysates, and amino acids affect growth performance and feed efficiency but also on their impacts on the immune system and disease resistance is of utmost importance to the development of innovative diets for fish and shrimp that guarantee a sustainable ocean future.
Dr. Cláudia Aragão
Dr. Sofia Engrola
Dr. Benjamín Costas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- protein nutrition
- alternative proteins
- protein hydrolysates
- amino acids
- fish nutrition
- shrimp nutrition
- nutrition and health
- nutrition and welfare
- nutrition and immune response
- nutrition and stress response